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Grass snake

Biologists have discovered that snake fungal disease has the potential to infect any type of snake. If the disease spreads, it could pose a global threat to ecosystems.
Wild turkey

Cornell Wildlife Health Center scientists and partners have found that Lymphoproliferative Disease Virus could be one of the causes of declining wild turkey populations in New York State.
Bald Eagle in flight


The comeback of the American bald eagle is a success story across the nation, but now these magnificent birds are facing another threat. See what Cornell scientists are doing to help determine the sources and impacts of lead in New York bald eagles.
Bald Eagle perched

The comeback of the American bald eagle is a success story across the Great Lakes region, and keeping them safe is a high priority for many environmental professionals. But one serious threat to the great raptor is lead poisoning.
Eastern Tiger Salamander

A team of scientists is warning of a new disease impacting salamanders on Long island.
Bald Eagle landing on branch

Bald eagles have made a successful comeback since their numbers dwindled due to human pressures in the early 1900’s. However, the charismatic national bird is threatened once again, this time from a different human-driven cause: lead.
Diamondback Terrapin

Cornell scientists and partners have discovered that saxitoxin, a potent neurotoxin from algal blooms, was the cause of a massive die-off of diamondback terrapin turtles and fish. Understanding what's happening in this fragile ecosystem is key to preventing future crises - for wildlife and people.
moose in a field

College of Veterinary Medicine researchers and partners are evaluating the health of moose populations across the New York Adirondacks region. By screening animals for infectious diseases and developing health indicators for evaluation over time, we can assess factors key for ensuring the population's long-term viability.