News: conservation and species recovery

How climate change is impacting Pacific NW wildlife

Here are some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic climate-impacted species, what's being done to help them and how you can take action.

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April 20, 2017

Scientists scour Portland for 'Stumptown scud'

Scientists are on the hunt for a mysterious, shrimp-like creature with a unique claim to fame: Its entire population lives in and around the City of Roses.

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April 19, 2017

5 ways to help protect bats in the Pacific Northwest

We're fortunate to live in a very batty part of the country. At least 15 species of bats call Oregon and Washington home, and thankfully for us, they all eat insects... Read More

April 13, 2017

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 12, 2017

New pika behavior reveals adaptation to human presence

A new study has revealed that a population of pikas – small cousins of the rabbit – has adapted to the heavy hiker traffic through their habitat by altering the... Read More

April 1, 2017