Increase the number of giant pandas in captive breeding and reintroduction programs through researching factors that affect reproductive success.
Mercury & Methylmercury
Research how anthropogenic sources of mercury work their way from bamboo to panda bears
Lead and Wildlife
Inform the public about the adverse affects of lead ammunition and fishing sinkers as a leading cause of mortality in waterfowl, upland game, scavengers, and other wildlife.
In a world that is changing rapidly, not all species and habitats can adapt quickly enough to survive. Dwindling suitable habitat, a rapidly changing climate, and an unprecedented number of anthropogenic threats to the natural world make it more imperative than ever to develop sustainable, innovative ways to protect our natural resources.
Our vision is to protect and restore species and habitat diversity for future generations through our local and global wildlife conservation initiatives. PDXWildlife focuses on using scientific research and community outreach to promote the conservation of imperiled species and habitats. We accomplish this through creative, innovative approaches to field-based and captive wildlife research, habitat assessment, and community education.
Now is the time to make conservation a global priority through such initiatives. Together with the help of our sponsors, donors, collaborators and individuals around the globe, we are able to pursue these objectives through a dedicated team of scientists located in Portland, Oregon who conduct and implement research on 3 different continents.
We develop and conduct innovative in situ and ex situ wildlife research to identify critical conservation issues and provide creative solutions to managers and fellow scientists.
We focus our research to answer specific pressing questions imperiled species are encountering and incorporate the newest innovations and cutting edge research into our conservation projects.
We train promising young scientist through our intensive internship programs and educate local communities on actions they can take to conserve and benefit from their natural resources.
We integrate the above techniques to implement focused conservation initiatives at the LOCAL level that promote and support wildlife, habitat, and biodiversity conservation at the GLOBAL level.
Who We Are
Nathan J.P. Wintle
With the beginning of the new year, the panda research season also kicks off. In a few days, PDXWildlife ships off to Sichuan, China to train a team of 4 interns to collect behavioral data as well as the highly lucrative job of bagging panda poop. The PDXWildlife panda team, led by Meghan Martin and[…]
I’m excited to welcome our 4th and final winter giant panda intern, Ariana McShayne-Ananda. I leave in one week for China to prepare for our research season! Note: Ari has a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Photography so photo requests should start rolling in with this post 😉 “Hello fellow PDXWildlife followers! My name is[…]
To get all of our readers excited about the upcoming research season we’re continuing with our “blog-introductions to our new giant panda intern” series. Nicole Cady, or Nicki, is the third of four so next week (the week before I leave!! EEEeeeek!!) will end the intern introductions and I’ll start posting updates of China and[…]
Happy New Year! We’re gearing up for our winter 2016 giant panda research season – I leave in just 3 weeks – Yikes! But I thought that a great way to start the new year was introducing you to our second winter 2016 giant panda intern. Here’s a little self-introduction that Alyssa wrote: