Andrea Kavanagh directs Pew’s global penguin conservation work. Kavanagh joined Pew in January 2008, as manager of the Marine Aquaculture Campaign, and later managed the Antarctic Krill Conservation Project, and the Protecting the Deep Sea Campaign.
For the past 16 years, she has worked as a communications specialist and campaign director on a variety of environmental issues, including sustainable seafood, global climate change and national legislation to regulate toxic chemicals.
Before joining Pew, Kavanagh was a campaign director at the National Environmental Trust (NET), where she led the Pure Salmon Campaign, an international coalition of groups dedicated to raising the standards for farm-raised fish. She also led the successful Take a Pass on Chilean Sea Bass campaign, in which more than 1,200 chefs across the country pledged to remove the severely threatened species from their menu and significant new regulations were established to ensure that only legal Chilean sea bass is sold in the United States.
Kavanagh holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Vermont.
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The world’s largest protected area was recently created in Hawaii, protecting 582,578 square miles (1.5 million square kilometers) of ocean. This historic action is a signal for other world leaders to follow suit and protect our oceans and marine life. One area that could benefit from protections is the Southern Ocean—and its numerous penguin species. Read More
All eyes were on the Olympics this summer, as countries from across the globe gathered together with a spirit of international cooperation. Now, countries must come together to help protect the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. Global warming and human activities are threatening many of the area’s penguin species—and they need our support more than ever. Read More
In a hopeful sign for protection of Antarctica’s biodiversity, members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress today voted to urge the designation of marine reserves in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica. Read More