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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When it was created in October of last year, the Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area (MPA)—in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica—was rightly celebrated as the largest MPA in the world. Less widely reported was the fact that the reserve is also home to more penguins than any other marine protected area. Read More
Less than two months after the designation of the Ross Sea Region marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, record-holding cold water swimmer Lewis Pugh was back in freezing waters to continue his quest to establish more MPAs in the region. Read More
Today’s closing of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting made history by declaring the largest marine protected area on the planet in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. This marks the first time that CCAMLR’s 24 member countries and the European Union reached consensus to protect this huge area of the Southern Ocean after similar proposals... Read More