Some 25 to 50% of animal species on Earth are expected to go extinct over the next 10 to 20 years. Dr. Chris Whittier, V97, director of our M.S. in conservation medicine program, explains why—and shares a glimmer of hope.
Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade
The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.
Kristen Bishop, MCM’19 Summer Externship with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin This summer, I had the ultimate pleasure of spending five and a half weeks in Germany to complete… Read More
Besides their graceful long necks and legs, giraffes are most recognizable by their distinctive spots. Now conservationists are concerned about a different sort of spots on giraffes, made up of dead tissue and crusty sores that ooze blood or pus.
Dayna Martinez, MCM’19 Discusses her Winter Externship with the Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project in Kaua’i, Hawai’i As a master’s candidate in Tufts conservation medicine (MCM) program, I was able to spend my winter break… Read More
Anne, second from left, helps to hold a female Atlantic sturgeon weighing about 190 pounds. Anne Christian, MCM’17 Externship Experience with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) This summer I went on… Read More
Natalie Bauer, MCM’19 Shares her Winter Externship Experience with Devils at Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania Tasmania may seem like a random place to work, but it is… Read More
Elena Iacono, MCM’19 Discusses her Winter Externship with the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC When I entered the MCM program, I had an inkling that I may want… Read More
Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Monday, March 25, 2019 12:00 pm | Eastern Standard Time | 1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting… Read More
Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program! MS in Conservation Medicine Program Informational Webinar Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:00 pm | Eastern Standard Time | 1 hr Join WebEx meeting Meeting… Read More