Founded in 1996, the SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research, Inc (SAFER) is a non-profit corporation established to undertake ecological restoration work and research in the Falkland Islands and other high-latitude ecosystems. SAFER is incorporated in the U.S. state of Ohio, has a Board of Trustees with 6 members, and is registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501c3 organisation. Donations to SAFER from U.S. taxpayers are therefore tax-deductible.
Dr Peter Carey, Director
Director of SAFER, Peter is a New Zealand zoologist specialising in birds and mammals in the high latitudes. He completed a B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch New Zealand. His post-doctoral research included efforts to control vertebrate pest species in native ecosystems in New Zealand, as well as general studies of penguins, seals, and seabirds in Antarctica and the subantarctic islands. Seeking to combine his academic skills and practical field experience for the benefit of island ecosystems, Peter established the SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research in 1996.