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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

Jul 23, 2016

BRI's "Restore the Call" Loon Translocation Project Featured by Associated Press

Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back
By Patrick Whittle

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The common loon's haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago.

Today, the birds number fewer than 50 pairs in the Bay State and conservationists are hoping to rebuild their population, starting with a handful of chicks from Maine and New York.

The Restore the Call program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland plans to move 10 chicks to an area south of Boston this summer. David Evers, the institute's executive director, says restoring an animal population starts out small but he is optimistic.

Read the full story here.

This story has been published by numerous national and local news outlets, including:

  • ABC News
  • Aberdeen News
  • Boston Herald
  • Bristol Herald Courier
  • Casper Star Tribune
  • Daily Journal
  • Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  • Missoulian
  • NH1
  • Omaha World-Herald
  • Scottsbluff Star Herald
  • Stars and Stripes
  • The Bellingham Herald
  • The Herald Bulletin
  • The New York Times
  • The Register Herald
  • The Seattle Times
Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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