CONSERVING SPECIES & HABITATS
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.
How do we accomplish our mission at PDXWildlife? Here’s our answer . . .
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.
- SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
- APPLIED BIOLOGY
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 train promising young scientists through our intensive internship programs and educate local communities on actions they can take to conserve and benefit from their natural resources.
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 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
We are a dedicated, highly qualified team of scientists located in Portland, Oregon
Meghan Martin-Wintle, PhD
Meghan oversees the day-to-day operations and co-manages the panda internship program for PDXWildlife. Meg’s research focuses on increasing reproductive success in endangered species conservation breeding programs. Her current research focuses on the giant panda
Nathan J.P. Wintle, MS
Nathan serves PDXWildlife as Deputy Director, co-managing the panda internship program and operating as the treasurer. His research focuses on fecal hormone analysis and environmental contaminants in pandas
Sharon’s current project measures the health and wellbeing of the Oregon Zoo elephants during three phases of transition to a new elephant exhibit
Hannah is an active board member and is currently studying air quality in relation to epiphyte communities in the PNW.