SOUTHEAST ALASKA IS A WILD PLACE, full of amazing wildlife, inspiring landscapes and vibrant local culltures. But it’s also a region that is facing growing conservation concerns tied to issues like climate change, marine mammal/fisheries interactions and rising anthropogenic noise. Research plays a central role in addressing these concerns. AWF is committed to conservation-oriented research through efforts such as:
- Working with regional institutions and communities to establish research programs directed at pressing conservation issues.
- Compiling baseline data necessary for monitoring the health of Alaska’s coastal resources.
- Conducting novel studies that shed light on the biological richness and uniqueness of Southeast Alaska to engender broad support for conservation programs.