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BRI wildlife research biologists, along with a wide range of collaborating scientists, conduct innovative wildlife science around the globe. Always at the forefront of our work is attention to the care of the wildlife we handle. Here, a biologist measures the beak of a Cooper's Hawk.

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Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a nonprofit ecological research group based in Portland, Maine, conducts innovative wildlife science worldwide.

BRI’s Center for Mercury Studies plays a lead scientific role in understanding the exposure and effects of mercury on wildlife in New England, North America, and around the world. The Center for Waterbird Studies is dedicated to assessing current and emerging threats to waterbirds. The programs in our Center for Ecology and Conservation Research aim to understand the workings of wildlife and their habitats while exploring how ecological stressors affect different species and ecosystems.

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 Release Archive

May 8, 2020

BRI Publishes New Research on Loon Translocation

BRI research on loon translocation was recently published in the journal, Zoo Biology. The article, A novel method for captive rearing and translocation of Common Loons, reports BRI's method for housing and captive rearing common loon chicks that was developed as part of the first‐ever loon translocation effort in southeast Massachusetts, from 2015 to 2017. The article also reports outcomes of the translocation effort. 

Read the full article here.

Photo Credits: Cooper's Hawk © BRI-Rick Gray
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