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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

Jun 14, 2018

National Park Service Video on Critical Connections Features BRI Researcher

Many national parks exist to protect wildlife - but how do you protect animals like migratory birds that leave a park for six months or more? First, you must understand where they go. The Critical Connections Project based in Denali National Park and Preserve aims to do exactly that.

The project, started in 2015, takes place each summer in Denali National Park - where bird biologists document & tag six different species of migratory songbirds which commonly nest & breed in the park. Using small, lightweight tracking devices called 'geolocators', scientists are able to track these birds across the world to better understand their migration patterns and how conditions across their year-round range is affecting their ability to return to their northern breeding grounds and successfully produce young.

Watch to learn more:



Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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