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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Apr 8, 2016

Boston Globe Covers Death of New England Loon from Tropical Malaria

Tropical Death in the North Woods
By Derrick Z. Jackson

FOR BIRD lovers, this is a signal tragedy of climate change.

A New England loon has died of tropical malaria.

In what they believe is the first such confirmed case in the world, researchers say malaria killed a common loon last summer in the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in New Hampshire and Maine. Mark Pokras, professor emeritus of wildlife medicine at Tufts University, guessed the loon was bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito and likely died within a week or two.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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