BRI's mission is to conduct scientific investigations to better understand ecological health through the lens of animals. If wildlife are healthy, the air, water, and landscape share in that vitality. A dedication to the principles of conservation biology infuses our daily work and long-term vision, and the concept of scientific advancement underscores all activities at BRI. Every project we undertake is designed to advance our scientific research, which in turn helps create awareness, engage the public, and inform policy and management decisions.
BRI conducts innovative wildlife science worldwide—we could not accomplish all that we do without the expertise and support of many other organizations. We have always valued our partners at home and abroad for the contributions each brings objectively to the table and into the field for a wide array of projects.
Part of BRI’s mission is to communicate the results of our studies to the public. Through our website and printed publications, we aim to reach general and professional audiences around the world—from classrooms and science conferences to the chambers of Capitol Hill and the global meetings of the United Nations. BRI is dedicated to explaining and disseminating its findings to regulators and policymakers, other nonprofit organizations, and active citizens to make a long-term difference for conservation.
To access our publications, visit our multimedia library.
BRI’s outreach programs offer opportunities for nonscientists to experience field biology in action. School groups are invited to participate in events at our River Point Wildlife Monitoring station in Falmouth, Maine. In addition, we host events such as Spotlight on Ecoscience, ecotours, and retreats that are open to the general public. Join our mailing list to be notified of these events.
Art can inspire people to become more engaged in the world around them. This engagement spurs action; the ultimate goal is to effect positive change through our research and conservation efforts.
Voices on the Wind: An Island Retreat Where Science and Art Meet
In October 2015, BRI held its first creative retreat where photographers, artists, and writers gathered for a week on Block Island where they were inspired by BRI's raptor research and other research and conservation efforts on the island.
Click here to see some of the highlights from that week.
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