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A Wildlife Killer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

As many as 20 million birds and other animals die annually after ingesting lead left behind by hunters, sports shooters and anglers—and the problem is about to get worse In March, conservationists cried foul when… Read More

Loons not likely killed by gunshots

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Mark Pokras found that two common loons, thought to have been killed by gunshots, were likely to have died from other causes. The loons were brought to Tufts Wildlife Clinic for necropsies.

New England Loon with babies on its back swimming in a lake

Lecture Series Honors Veterinary Alum

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Mark Pokras, conservationist and professor emeritus, is known for his work on lead poisoning in wildlife A lecture series at the Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, Massachusetts, has been named in honor of Mark… Read More

Mark Pokras Lecture Series

Monday, June 27th, 2016

When her new nature sanctuary opened two years ago, Shalin Liu wanted visitors to be able to see wildlife rehabilitation in real time.

Dr. Mark Pokras and students

Tufts Travel Learn Program: Explore Extraordinary Destinations with Us

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

If you enjoy traveling to and exploring extraordinary destinations, you know how important it is to have a well-planned and executed travel plan. With the Tufts Travel Learn Program, trips are designed by leading travel partners and enriched by expert tour guides, allowing alumni and friends to engage in a fulfilling and educational travel experience that provides a powerful connection to the University.

New Flight Facility for Injured Birds

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Shalin Liu Healing Cage doubles Cummings School’s capacity to treat birds and return them to the wild quickly. The flight cage is a “game changer” that will help the school’s Wildlife Clinic streamline the process of releasing birds it has cared for, says Flo Tseng, clinic director.

Office Treasures: Banjo Tales

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Their CVs tell one story, but the things professors surround themselves with tell another