News: conservation and species recovery

Palm oil project asks consumers to act for wildlife

This week, the Oregon Zoo is launching a project to help consumers use their influence to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. The program, called Use Your Reach, lets people send messages to Starbucks, L'Oréal and General Mills, thanking them for pursuing deforestation-free palm oil. Participants also can ask a fourth company — Kraft Foods — to consider making a deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

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July 31, 2014

Zoo to show it's stripes on International Tiger Day

The Oregon Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day July 29, focusing on the highly endangered Amur subspecies and its struggle to avoid extinction. Visitors can... Read More

July 28, 2014

Zoo scientist rappels down 70-ft. cliff to help eagle chicks

Jeremy Buck needed assistance — someone who could zip halfway down a sheer 70-foot cliff, pluck a few items from his utility belt and quickly draw blood samples from... Read More

July 17, 2014

Study investigates 'extreme pikas' of Columbia Gorge

Scientists may be a step closer to understanding one of the cutest enigmas in the Pacific Northwest: the mysterious Columbia Gorge pika.

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July 11, 2014

Elephant could kickstart U.S. - Malaysia sister city program

Portland could soon become the first major American city to form a sister city relationship with a Malaysian city, thanks in no small part to the star power of... Read More

July 1, 2014

New game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this... Read More

June 24, 2014