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.
Studies on remarkable behaviors, such as bubble-net feeding, emphasize the importance of conserving the rich ecological diversity that characterizes Southeast Alaska

Studies on remarkable behaviors, such as bubble-net feeding, emphasize the importance of conserving the rich ecological diversity that characterizes Southeast Alaska