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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. 

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Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Jan 14, 2019

The Kathmandu Post Reports Nepal Minamata Initial Assessment Findings

Hundreds of kilos of toxic mercury is released into the air every year
by Chandan Kumar Mandal

The first ever inventory prepared to estimate the country's total mercury emissions has recorded that hundreds of kilograms of harmful mercury are relased into the air every year. 

An estimated 6,790 kgs of mercury was released into the air in the last fiscal year (2016-17), according to the government report that was recently released.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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