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Dee Boersma a finalist for Indy Prize

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 09:00 to Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 09:00

The Indianapolis Zoo today announced six finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize, one of the leading animal conservation awards in the world. These finalists are recognized as among those doing the most to protect animals and habitats worldwide.

Dee Boersma, an adjunct faculty member and Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science at the University of Washington, has spent decades leading efforts to preserve penguins in Argentina and the Galápagos Islands. 

Notably, Boersma documented pollution among penguin migration routes and fought to redirect ocean shipping lanes farther away from penguin habitats. She has also helped establish multiple marine protected areas.

This is the third time the Mount Pleasant, Michigan native has been a finalist.

Read the original story in the IndyStar.

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