Location: Oregon, United States.
Founded: Founded in 2012 by Nate Wintle and Meghan Martin to preserve and protect species in the Pacific Northwest and Abroad.
Species: Black-crested Gibbon, Giant Panda, Javian Gibbon and Endangered Seafood Species.
PDXWildlife aims to restore endangered species and habitat diversity through local and global initiatives. They have a dedicated team of scientists based in Oregon, the US who conduct and implement research on three different continents in collaboration with local organizations.
PDXWildlife promotes endangered wildlife and habitat conservation using creative and innovative approaches to research and community outreach programs.
PDXWildlife focuses on approaching conservation issues through scientific research, thus, our company relies heavily on the scientific process. At PDXWildlife, our objective is to conduct non-invasive and cost-effective research that will be applicable to the question being asked.
Many of our research questions are aimed at testing the efficacy of current conservation and community outreach programs. Implementing our research findings in both field and captive conservation is of the utmost importance to us.
PDXWildlife draws on biology, toxicology, and educational science to advance conservation tools and methods, connect natural and social systems, and tackle emerging threats. Our scientists work closely with conservation managers and local communities to identify current problems and implement programs that will solve these problems for the world’s valuable habitats and species.
Community Outreach: PDXWildlife works to strengthen communities’ ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon. We help promote innovation, learning and implementation of strategies to expand community conservation.
This includes facilitating links across communities and forming a collaboration to address environment-related threats.
Gibbon from the community outreach programme
For example, PDXSeafood, our sustainable seafood program connects local restaurants with suppliers that fish sustainably and institutions that can lend knowledgeable support such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Oregon Zoo, and the Portland Aquarium. Our three main goals are to:
• To Empower – through providing training and education on key environmental problems • To Support – through connecting or directly providing funds to implement new programs
• To Serve – through providing interns and knowledgeable staff scientist that participate in the program