Our projects focus on specific research questions to inform wildlife management problems
Increase the number of giant pandas in captive breeding and reintroduction programs through researching factors that affect reproductive success.
Research how anthropogenic sources of pollution are transferred through the food chain to imperiled species.
Lead and Wildlife
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
Keep up with our latest findings and follow what our interns are up to
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PDXWildlife provides a unique opportunity to conduct research on giant pandas in Sichuan, China. With our February-May internships filled, we are now looking for qualified applicants for our May-August positions. The deadline to apply is January 2nd, but we already began to receive applications this week. We will fill the available slots as soon as possible,[…]
A few steps removed from giant pandas, but in-line with PDXWildlife’s research ability, we began studying mercury concentrations in Antarctic fish species about the same time that we began studying pandas. The “pristine” ecosystem of the Antarctic represented the ideal location to analyze for the harmful pollutant- mercury. Our surprising results were published in the most recent article[…]