Barney Long, Ph.D.


Director of Species Conservation

Dr. Barney Long works on the conservation of endangered mammal species and the thematic approaches required to achieve the recovery of their populations. He has worked extensively on Saola, Sumatran and Javan Rhino, Tiger, Gibbons, Doucs and a host of other species across the world. A focus of his work is protected area management effectiveness and the prevention of poaching. Prior to joining Global Wildlife Conservation, Dr. Barney Long led the Species Program at WWF-US.

Barney started his career in Southeast Asia exploring the region during baseline biodiversity inventory surveys and searching for presumed extinct primates. Initially using community-based and protected area approaches to conserve species, he expanded to the integration of species conservation within wider landscape and socio-economic development processes on which he conducted his doctoral research. A key interest of Barney’s is how to raise the quality of implementation at scale through developing thematic approaches to improving protected area management effectiveness, the prevention of poaching, and species conservation and recovery planning. Barney is also a strong believer in the power of partnerships for conservation and works extensively with the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the SMART, Conservation Assured, and Zero Poaching partnerships.

Education

  • Ph.D., Biodiversity Management, DICE, University of Kent at Canterbury.
  • B.S. Zoology, University of Bristol.

Publications

Gray, T.N.E., Lynam, A.J., Teak, S., Laurance, W.F., Long, B., Scotson, L., and Ripple, W.J. 2017. Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests. Science Vol. 355: 6322, 255-256. DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4463

Long. B, Grein, G., Boedicker, N., and Singh, R. 2016. Are ranger adequately protected by insurance schemes? Parks 22(2): 83-93. 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2016.PARKS-22-2BL.en

Havmøller, R.G., Payne J., Ramono W., Ellis S., Yognand K., Long B., Dinerstein E., Williams A.C., Putra R. Gawi J., Talukdar B.K., and Burgess N. 2015. Will current conservation responses save the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis? Oryx, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0030605315000472.

Robichaud, W. and Long B. 2014. Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis. In: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle, Implications for Conservation. Eds: Melletti, M. and Burton, J. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Brook S.M., Dudley N., Mahood S.P., Polet G., Williams A.C., Duckworth J.W., Ngoc T.V. & Long B. 2014. Lessons learned from the loss of a flagship: The extinction of the Javan rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus from   Vietnam. Biological Conservation, 174, 21–29.

Jiang G.S., Sun H.Y., Lang J.M., Yang L.J., Li C., Lyet A., Long B., Miquelle D.G., Zhang C.Z., Aramilev S., Ma J.Z., and Zhang M.H. 2014. Effects of environmental and anthropogenic drivers on Amur tiger distribution in northeastern China. Ecological Restoration 29(5): 801–813.

Barber-Meyer S. M., Jnawali S. R., Karki J. B., Khanal P., Lohani S., Long B., MacKenzie D. I., Pandav B., Pradhan N. M. B., Shrestha R., Subedi N., Thapa G., Thapa K. and Wikramanayake E. 2013. Influence of prey depletion and human disturbance on tiger occupancy in Nepal. Journal of Zoology: 289; 10-18.

Duckworth J. W., Batters G., Belant J. L., Bennett E. L., Brunner J., Burton J,, Challender D. W. S., Cowling V., Duplaix N., Harris J. D., Hedges S., Long B., Mahood S. P., McGowan P. J. K., McShea W. J., Oliver W. L. R., Perkin S., Rawson B. M., Shepherd C. R., Stuart S. N., Talukdar B. K., Dijk P. P. van, Vié J-C., Walston J. L., Whitten T., and Wirth R.. 2012. Why South-east Asia should be the world’s priority for averting imminent species extinctions, and a call to join a developing cross-institutional programme to tackle this urgent issue. S.A.P.I.EN.S 5.2, Online since 12 August 2012, URL: http://sapiens.revues.org/1327

Brook S.M., Coeverden de Groot P. van, Scott C., Boag P., Long B., Ley R.E., Reischer G.H., Williams A.C., Mahoodv, Tran Minh Hien, Polet G., Cox N., and Bach Thanh Hai, 2012. Integrated and novel survey methods for rhinoceros populations confirm the extinction of Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus from Vietnam, Biological Conservation 155: 59-67

Long B. 2012 Saola. In Priceless or Worthless? The World’s most threatened species. Eds Baillie J.E.M. and Butcher E.R. Zoological Society of London and IUCN Species Survival Commission.

Robichaud, W. and Long B. 2011. Saola. In: Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 2. Hoofed Mammals. Eds: Wilson D.E. and Mittermeier R.A. Lynx Editions, Barcelona.

Gray T.N.E., Phan, C., and Long, B. 2010. Modelling species distribution at multiple spatial scales: gibbon habitat preferences in a fragmented landscape Animal Conservation 1–9.

Morrison, J., Loucks, C., Long, B., and Wikramanayake, E. 2009. Landscape-scale spatial planning at WWF: a variety of approaches. Oryx 34: 499–507.

Loucks C., Mascia M.B., Maxwell A. Keavuth Huy, Kong Duong, Nareth Chea, Long, B. Cox, N. and Teak Seng. 2009. Wildlife decline in Cambodia, 1953–2005: exploring the legacy of armed conflict. Conservation Letters 2: 82–92

Gratwicke B., Mills J., Dutton A., Gabriel G., Long B., Seidensticker J., Wright B., Wang You and Li Zhang. 2008. Attitudes Toward Consumption and Conservation of Tigers in China. PLoS ONE 3(7): e2544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002544

Long B. and Minh Hoang. 2007. Recent records of and notes on the conservation of small carnivores in Quang Nam province, Central Vietnam. Small Carnivore Conservation 36: 39-46.

Delahay R.J., Ward A. I., Walker, N. Long B. and Cheeseman C. L. 2007. The distribution of badger (Meles meles) latrines in a high density population: habitat selection and implications for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis to cattle. Journal of Zoology 272: 311-320.

Hardcastle J.E., Long B., Le Van Lanh, Rambaldi G. and Do Quoc Son. 2004. The use of participatory three-dimensional modelling in community-based planning in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. PLA Notes 49: 70-76

Veron G., Heard Rosenthal S., Long B. & Roberton S. 2004. The molecular systematics and conservation of an endangered carnivore, the Owston’s palm civet Chrotogale owstoni (Thomas, 1912) (Carnivora, Vivveridae, Hemigalinae). Animal Conservation 7: 107-112.

Long, B. 2000. The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) in Cambodia. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull.17: 91.

Tuyttens, F.A.M., Delahay, R.J., MacDonald, D.W., Cheeseman, C.L., Long, B. and Donnelly, C.A. 2000. Spatial perturbation caused by a badger (Meles meles) culling operation: implications for the function of territoriality and the control of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis). Journal of Animal Ecology 69: 815-828.

Tuyttens F.A.M., Long B., Fawcett T., Skinner A., Brown J.A., Cheeseman C.L., Roddam A.W. & Macdonald D.W. 2000. Estimating population size of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) by quantifying latrine use along line transects. Journal of Applied Ecology 69: 815-828.

 

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