Bio Diversity Research Institute

652 Main St
Gorham ME 04038

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  • Mon: 10am-5pm
  • Wed: 10am-5pm
  • Thu: 10am-5pm
  • Fri: 10am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 10am-5pm

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The mission of BioDiversity Research Institute is to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers. Research Our expertise is widely respected for high quality investigations conducted across the U.S., Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Our findings are often published in leading scientific outlets, including EcoHealth, Ecotoxicology, Endangered Species Research, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Journal of Wildlife Management, and Waterbirds and presentations are given at over 20 professional forums each year. Leading scientific and general media outlets have also highlighted our work, including Scientific American, The Scientist, National Public Radio, MSNBC, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Audubon Magazine, Time and Yahoo! BRI is dedicated to making its research public and accessible posting all reports on the website for easy access and referral. BRI's initiatives help to create greater efficiency in a global community. The relationships BRI has established with government agencies, NGOs, industry, universities and other expert scientists results in a greater capacity to achieve real change through a larger united effort. Over the past decade, BRI has developed a proven model for collaboration that brings top scientists and stakeholders together to better understand the impacts of releasing contaminants into the environment. BRI is fielding requests to implement this highly effective model across the country and around the world. This type of collaborative project has become a hallmark of our work. The following are examples of reports produced by BRI's model. BRI is a leader in creative, interactive education and works to personalize wildlife issues among students, educators, and the public. By harnessing the power of state-of-the-art technology, we connect people to wildlife and ecological science through the use of BRI webcams with 24hr live streaming video of nesting eagles, loons, osprey and peregrine falcons. This is coupled with unique, dedicated blogs by expert BRI scientists to better educate the viewer. BRI is also proactive in reaching out to the community by presenting at schools, lake associations, and other public venues. BioDiversity Research Institute, our research collaborators, and supporters are part of a dynamic team with a modern approach to ecological health that emphasizes science, cooperation, and empowering stakeholders moving us all forward towards a sustainable future. Our critical work is supported by governmental agencies, foundations, businesses, and individuals who want to make a real and lasting impact.