Penguin Chicks
Our work doesn’t stop with discovering life on Earth—we’re also helping to sustain it by informing conservation priorities, breeding endangered species, mentoring tomorrow’s scientists, and much more.
Success Stories
Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year, solely for their fins.
Breeding Programs
Endangered African penguins are part of one of the Academy's most successful breeding programs.
The Next Generation
For the past 20 years, the Academy has invited undergraduates to work and do research alongside our scientists.
Beyond Discovery
Brian Simison analyzes the DNA of hybrid species to study the impact of invasive turtles on local ecosystems.

Investigating Threats

Many endangered species face threats that we don’t fully understand. Academy scientists are racing to find answers.

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The relationship between the invasive barred owl and endangered spotted owl is a complex conservation issue.
Investigating Threats
Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus in amphibians.
Investigating Threats
Scientists have determined what's killing starfish off the west coast from Alaska to Baja.

Identifying Protected Areas

Academy scientists are working around the world to determine which areas are most important to protect.

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New nudibranchs, sea urchins, corals, and fish in the most biologically diverse marine ecosystem on the planet.
Identifying Protected Areas
Ant researcher Brian Fisher is developing new models for conservation in Madagascar.
Identifying Protected Areas
A discovery of a new coral species helped support the decision to expand two important marine sanctuaries.