Skip to main content

Cornell University

Spotlights

Dr. Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond with kanga blog thumbnail

News

For Cornell alumnus Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond, a career in conservation may have been an inevitability. An animal lover for as long as he can remember, Dr. Dvornicky-Raymond recalls, “as I grew up and was attending zoos and learning more about the world, I came to realize that all of the animals that I loved and was so interested in were disappearing. So I always knew I wanted to figure out a way to help them.”
Two tigers shown in and along a river with two greater one-horned rhinos seen in the distance.

Video

At the end of a busy season researching how canine distemper virus affects Nepal’s tigers and leopards, Cornell Wildlife Health Center’s wild carnivore health specialist Dr. Martin Gilbert took a break to recharge his batteries with the wildlife of Bardia National Park.
A 4-toed salamander by Alex Roukis shown sitting on top of a leaf

For Your Information

Successful conservation efforts for threatened species depend on accurate characterization of their distribution, habitat use, and threats. Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring can provide a sensitive and noninvasive alternative to traditional surveillance techniques.
A Red-tailed Hawk shown carrying prey in talons

For Your Information

Anticoagulant rodenticides continue to be used across the U.S. as a method for controlling pest rodent species. As a consequence, wild birds of prey are exposed to these toxicants by eating poisoned prey items.
A Snow goose being treated at Cornell's wildlife hospital

Video

This female snow goose came to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital for lead toxicity. She couldn’t keep up with her flock on its migration north because she was too sick to fly. The Cornell team nursed her back to health and she was released back into the wild.
An Eastern Phoebe being treated at the wildlife hospital

Video

An eastern phoebe songbird was found in a glue trap meant to capture insects and was taken to Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital for treatment.
A tiny kit fox being cared for at the wildlife hospital

Video

A tiny red fox kit was recently treated for a swollen paw at Cornell's Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital. The fox is expected to make a full recovery.
Earth Day infographic on actions we can take to help the planet

Blog

Today is Earth Day! There are many ways to invest in our planet, and together, we can work to secure a healthier future for wildlife, people, and planet today and every day!
Matt Marinkovich attending to a rhino

News

Matt Marinkovich, DVM '14, always had a passion for wildlife but was initially unsure as to what career path might suit him best. “I always knew I wanted to do something with wildlife or something conservation related, but it took a little while to find what that niche was, whether PhD or vet school....."
Student Eric Teplitz, D.V.M ’20, Ph.D. Candidate

Announcement

Our scientists work around the world to improve public health outcomes, strengthen local and international food systems, and catalyze wildlife conservation efforts— all while training the next generation of One Health professionals. Find out how you can support making our world safer and healthier for all.