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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Beneath the icy blue waters that surround Antarctica is a dazzling array of life ranging from the beautiful to the bizarre–a unique ecosystem where penguins, whales, and toothfish thrive. Read More
Ocean advocate Lewis Pugh took on one of the greatest endurance challenges in the world March 1 when he swam 350 meters (1,150 feet) of icy water in the Bay of Whales in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. With that feat, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Patron for Oceans set the world record for most southerly swim ever documented. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) for acting to expand protections for krill, a critical species in the Southern Ocean’s food web, but noted the commission’s continued failure to designate what could have been the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Read More