Research and Conservation Program
The purpose of the Prescott College Kino Bay Center Research and Conservation Program (RCP) is to:
- Contribute to increasing scientific knowledge of the ecosystems and biodiversity in the region.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of collaborative intercultural initiatives to achieve sustainable relationships between human communities and the biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.
- Support and motivate collaboration between academic, non-government, research and community groups interested in conservation in the region.
The Kino Bay Center Research and Conservation Program (RCP) implements the Center’s research agenda and supports research projects conducted through collaborative agreements with approximately ten Mexican and American research, government, NGO, community, and academic institutions. The Center has supported dozens of projects in a broad array of disciplines, ranging from geology, to community-based fisheries management and desert ecology. The Center provides support for research and conservation projects in many ways, including: boat time, lab and desk space, communications, logistical support, local knowledge, data collection and sharing, meeting facilities, research design and implementation, lodging, and workshop facilitation. The RCP maintains the Center’s research metadata base and publications bibliography, as well as a rich database of photographs.
The Center facilitates and hosts regular workshops and small conferences, including an international conference in 2007 entitled: Linking Research, Education and Conservation in the Eastern Midriff Island Region of the Gulf of California. Attended by over 40 researchers, conservation practitioners, and educators, the conference highlighted the Kino Center’s role in forming connections between researchers in order to clarify conservation priorities in the region.
Kino Bay Center Research & Conservation
Research Support and Collaboration
Supporting researchers and resource managers from academic, government, non-government, institutions, ... Learn more
Marine Mammal Program
The Marine Mammal Program at Kino Bay contributes to the knowledge of resident and migratory marine mammal ... Learn more
The shrimp trawler by-catch monitoring project monitors the by-catch rates in the southern Gulf of ... Learn more
Waterbird Monitoring Program
The Waterbird Monitoring Program focuses on waterbird conservation in local estuaries and islands. ... Learn more
The Kino Bay Center is promoting effective and collaborative estuary conservation and research efforts by ... Learn more
Kino Bay Center Photo Gallery
The Kino Bay photo database is a searchable and diverse collection of ... Learn more