Our projects focus on specific research questions to inform wildlife management problems
We are helping to increase the number of giant pandas in captive breeding and reintroduction programs through researching factors that affect reproductive success, ultimately increasing the probability that this iconic species will survive for future generations.
We research how anthropogenic sources of pollution such as mercury and methyl mercury are transferred through the food chain to imperiled species, providing wildlife managers with information about potential adverse health effects and how to mitigate them.
Lead and Wildlife
We inform the public about the adverse affects of lead ammunition and fishing sinkers as a leading cause of mortality in waterfowl, upland game, scavengers, and other wildlife.
How do we accomplish our mission at PDXWildlife? Here's our answer . . .
In a world that is changing rapidly, not all species and habitats can adapt quickly enough to survive. Dwindling suitable habitat, a rapidly changing climate, and an unprecedented number of anthropogenic threats to the natural world make it more imperative than ever to develop sustainable, innovative ways to protect our natural resources.
Our vision is to protect and restore species and habitat diversity for future generations through our local and global wildlife conservation initiatives. PDXWildlife focuses on using scientific research and community outreach to promote the conservation of imperiled species and habitats. We accomplish this through creative, innovative approaches to field-based and captive wildlife research, habitat assessment, and community education.
Now is the time to make conservation a global priority through such initiatives. Together with the help of our sponsors, donors, collaborators and individuals around the globe, we are able to pursue these objectives through a dedicated team of scientists located in Portland, Oregon who conduct and implement research on 3 different continents.
We develop and conduct innovative in situ and ex situ wildlife research to identify critical conservation issues and provide creative solutions to managers and fellow scientists.
We focus our research to answer specific pressing questions imperiled species are encountering and incorporate the newest innovations and cutting edge research into our conservation projects.
We train promising young scientist through our intensive internship programs and educate local communities on actions they can take to conserve and benefit from their natural resources.
We integrate the above techniques to implement focused conservation initiatives at the LOCAL level that promote and support wildlife, habitat, and biodiversity conservation at the GLOBAL level.
Who We Are
We are a dedicated, highly qualified team of scientists located in Portland, Oregon
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On Friday, Nov. 20th, the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society will be hosting a workshop titled- Hunting With Non-lead Ammunition: Preserving Hunting and Wildlife for Oregon’s Future. PDXWildlife will be in attendance and we hope that others will join. The major topics that are to be discussed are: Overview of lead and wildlife issues[…]
With our Feb. 15th -May 15th Giant Panda internship now closed, we though it would be a good idea for everyone to meet the PDXWildlife panda team. Meghan Martin, pictured in the black panda hat, is the director of PDXWildlife and the lead biologist on the Giant Panda Project. Nathan Wintle, wearing the blue panda hat,[…]
We’ve had a good response since first posting our Feb. 15th – May 15th Giant Panda Internship. The closing date is quickly approaching so be sure to get your application in before September 20th. New to this year- PDX Wildlife is now able to provide roundtrip airfare for the most qualified applicant. If you like[…]
Oh China, how have you hidden the great wonders of yourself from me? Being a first-time emigrant and consequently a first-time flier, the world seems to be so much larger and more bizarre than I had thought it would ever be. For that, I have the bustling city of Ya’an to thank. Being secluded to[…]