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 2016 U.S. presidential contest is just one of many important races ramping up around the world. As candidates sprint toward finish lines, let’s focus on a little-heralded campaign with global implications: the race to conserve the Southern Ocean. Read More
In May 2016, the 39th annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) took place in Santiago, Chile, where world leaders gathered to discuss regulations governing human activities in the Antarctic and assess the effects of research operations on the region. Read More
Seabirds, whales, and other marine predators often must compete with commercial fisheries for food. For instance, the concentrated fishing of Antarctic krill in and around the Antarctic Peninsula, combined with the effects of climate change, is drastically reducing the availability of krill in areas where penguins, such as chinstraps and Adélies, forage. Read More