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Averting Extinction / Brad Keitt

One of the key values of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation is environmental stewardship.  We seek to protect, improve, and sustain our natural environment for the well-being of people and the planet.

Island Conservation, a Santa Cruz nonprofit with UC Santa Cruz roots, has saved 389 species from possible extinction on 52 islands around the world. 1997 Switzer Fellow Brad Keitt is the Director of Conservation. "It's incredibly rewarding," said Keitt. "I feel lucky to have a job where I am making a difference that is so immediate yet lasting."

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