Science provides a critical foundation for effective environmental conservation measures. Pew pursues a diverse portfolio of scientific projects to answer key questions and provide practical data.
Pew’s experts develop, support, and communicate scientific research and technical analyses that explain critical emerging issues, inform policy, and advance solutions to conservation problems.
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A new study, published by Marine Pollution Bulletin and led by Pew marine fellow Rob Williams, explains the dangers of noise along the coast of British Columbia and says humans have an opportunity to conserve quiet habitat for the endangered and noise-sensitive whales and dolphins that live in the region. Read More
Genomics—the process that allows the simultaneous study of multiple genes—is one of the most powerful tools in science. It offers near-magical possibilities, such as tailoring cancer treatments to a patient’s individual needs or using DNA from a crime scene to generate an image of a suspect’s face. Read More
Pew’s conservation science team collaborates with scientists and with staff across Pew’s environmental initiatives to identify and address key conservation and policy questions. By engaging scientists directly on priority issues, we generate actionable results that enable policymakers to incorporate the best available information into their decision-making process. Read More