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Articles tagged: Chris Whittier

Why do animals go extinct?

Friday, October 4th, 2019

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.

Spider Monkey Mission

Monday, September 16th, 2019

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.

Field and Lab Techniques: Germany Edition

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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

Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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.

Catching Monster Fish in the Hudson River

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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