Andrea Kavanagh directs Pew’s global penguin conservation work, including Antarctic Ocean protection. 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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Any day now on the Antarctic Peninsula, 10 percent of the Larsen C ice shelf will calve off and form one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded on the planet, estimated at 3,100 square miles—almost the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Scientists with Project MIDAS have been tracking a rift on the shelf for the past two years and announced June 28 that the shelf is... Read More
World-renowned photojournalist Paul Nicklen, who has been documenting the polar regions and their native wildlife for more than 20 years, is motivated by more than the quest for a great shot. Read More
The most remote continent on our planet—Antarctica—has become less of a mystery over the past several decades and is now often referred to as a living laboratory. The Southern Ocean, which surrounds the continent, is home to nearly 10,000 species, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet. But scientists observing this magnificent biodiversity are also seeing worrisome... Read More