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A Bald Eagle shown eating at a deer carcass

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Bald eagles are considered a recovery success in the U.S. after rebounding from near extirpation due to widespread use of DDT. Although abundances of bald eagles have increased since DDT was banned, other contaminants have remained in the environment with unknown influence on eagle population trends.
Four-toed salamander byTodd Pierson

Environmental DNA techniques can detect a deadly virus in amphibian ponds, giving wildlife managers critical information about how to best protect vulnerable amphibian species.
A portrait of Krysten Schuler

The National Deer Association names Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler as its 2021 Professional Deer Manager of the Year, in recognition of her work to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease.
A Fisher shown in a tree

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently renewed the New York State Wildlife Health Program for $6.4 million over five years. This partnership has enabled Cornell to work with the state’s wildlife biologists on threats that affect all of New York's wildlife.
Examining a rhino in mid-transport as part of a study on the technique’s health impacts. (Photo courtesy of Robin Radcliffe)

Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe and his research team won a 2021 Ig Nobel for their work in Namibia on methods of relocating black rhinos—which is often vital to protect the critically endangered species from poachers.
Sumatran tiger crouching to drink water

Dr. Martin Gilbert, Wild Carnivore Specialist at the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, has worked extensively documenting the threat of canine distemper virus (CDV) to endangered Amur tigers in the Russian Far East. He is now working to determine the threat of CDV to other tiger subspecies.
Bald Eagles feeding on a carcass left by a hunter by Chelsea Geyer, NYSDEC Wildlife technician

There is no safe level of lead for any wildlife species, and a hunter’s ammunition choice can mean life or death for scavenging wildlife.
A portrait of Hery Ríos-Guzmán

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Cornell veterinary student Hery Ríos-Guzmán, DVM '24, writes about how the AQUAVETⓇ I Program has helped him feel better prepared for a future as an aquatic veterinarian.
A turkey in the care of the wildlife hospital at Cornell

This female wild turkey was treated at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital after being attacked by a dog. The wild bird is expected to make a full recovery and will be eventually released back into the wild.
Rhino and helicopter from Namibian Ministry of the Environment, Forestry, and Tourism

The Wildlife Disease Association highlights Cornell wildlife veterinarian Dr. Robin Radcliffe and his team, who were awarded an Ig Nobel prize for their rhino health research.