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Mission Statement

Oikonos is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization working locally and internationally to increase ecosystem knowledge through science, art, technology, education, and applied conservation.

Description

Action Statement:

Improve biodiversity conservation on imperiled islands, and increase understanding of human impacts on marine ecosystems

Accomplished by:

  • Leading community based conservation
  • Conducting rigorous science
  • Engaging the public in stewardship
  • Sharing knowledge through creative, alternative, and traditional means

Projects:

Biodiversity Conservation on Imperiled Islands
Oikonos investigates the ecological requirements that sustain biodiversity and endemic species, identifies solutions, and leads action such as habitat restoration and community stewardship.

  • Juan Fernández Islands, Chile
  • Rakiura South Cape Islands, New Zealand
  • Año Nuevo Island, California
  • Taiaroa Head, New Zealand

Migratory Wildlife Conservation Across Borders
Oikonos investigates marine habitat requirements of migratory seabirds to improve conservation efforts against mortality from oil spills, fishery bycatch, plastic pollution, and invasive species.

  • Black-footed Albatross, throughout the North Pacific
  • Hawaiian Petrel - 'Ua'u, marathon trips to Alaska
  • Pink-footed Shearwaters, from Chile to Canada
  • Diving Ducks, San Francisco Bay


The Science of Marine Debris

Oikonos is collaborating to improve the science behind the large scale problem of marine debris.

  • Tracking Pelagic Pollution, Northern Fulmar as a biological metric
  • Plastic Diets, wildlife plastic ingestion in the Pacific


Ocean Stewardship

Oikonos inspires stewardship by sharing knowledge through creative and innovative means.

  • Tracking Seabirds and Trash, classroom programs and artist collaborations
  • ACES, formal math and science via animal migrations
  • Penguin Science - Climate Change Education
  • Underwater Antarctic Field Guide

Website

http://www.oikonos.org

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