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    Nantucket Biodiversity Institute


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    Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Mission Statement

     

    The mission of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is to conserve the native biodiversity of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring and education.

     

    Objectives:

     

    To work in partnership with conservation organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies, local businesses and individuals to further the mission of the NBI;

    To support and facilitate biodiversity research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands and surrounding waters and share results with the scientific community and the general public;

    To develop a comprehensive inventory of island species and document population trends;

    To coordinate the cataloging of data and reports and organizae the deposition of biological species at appropriate institutions;

    To detect and manage invasive exotic species that pose a threat to biodiversity on the islands;

    To educate the pubilc about the significance of diverse biological communities and inspire them to become responsible stewareds of the environment; and

    To make biodiversity information available to conservation organizations, government agencies and the general public involved in decisions that affect Nantucker's environment.



    Melanie Colón
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