Between the Stripes Part III: Unlocking the Rabbit’s Mysteries

August 17, 2017

The first time I saw a photo of the Annamite Striped Rabbit (Nesolagus timminsi) on the Internet, it was the distinguished tiger-striped fur that caught my attention. At that moment, I didn’t imagine that I would have an opportunity to conduct research on the species, or even maybe have a chance to encounter it in Read more

Turtle Protector Peter Paul van Dijk Honored with Prestigious Conservation Award

August 10, 2017

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Peter Paul van Dijk is a bona fide “turtle man” and now he has a fitting accolade to go with the title. At a banquet during the annual Symposium on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles last night, August 9, van Dijk received the prestigious Behler Turtle Conservation Award Read more

Rainforest regeneration: New hope for Indio Maíz

July 26, 2017

Two hours up the fast-flowing Indian river, our boats were forced to stop in the driving rain by a fallen tree blocking the channel. Debris from Hurricane Otto back in November 2016 was rapidly piling up behind it and I thought our journey into Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve was over. Quickly though, my traveling Read more

Not All Sharks

July 23, 2017

How can we change the villainous portrayal of sharks? Perhaps it can start with a tweet… Since the dawn of modern entertainment sharks have been an icon of crippling fear, imminent death and absolute terror. Even before Jaws really set the stage for the gratuitous shark attack genre, b-list island-themed films in the ‘50s used Read more

All the Way Up (Almost)

July 20, 2017

By Nikki Roach, GWC associate conservation scientists (re-purposed from Nikki’s blog) It started as most field expeditions start: I forgot to bring something important—my camera lens. We were hiking to 3,500+ meters, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so why prioritize my camera? After a frustrating day preparing for the expedition and trying to navigate the language barriers, Read more

A Q&A with Children’s Book Author/Illustrator Eric Losh

July 19, 2017

Brooklyn-based artist Eric Losh is no stranger to Global Wildlife Conservation. For several years he has used his talent to design the beautiful holiday cards for GWC partner Saola Working Group, and he is author and illustrator of “Wonders of the Annamites,” a children’s book that highlights the beauty of the species GWC works to Read more

Between the Stripes Part II: A Rare Encounter

July 17, 2017

When I came to Vietnam five years ago, striped rabbits were the furthest thing from my mind. Oh, sure, I knew about Nesolagus timminsi—it was, after all, one of the recently discovered Annamite endemic mammals that had collectively drawn me to this region—but my focus was on Saola. And so I spent the next three Read more

Off to Colombia for a Year

July 12, 2017

By Nikki Roach, GWC associate conservation scientist (re-purposed from Nikki’s blog) Moving is a pain. Lots of people do it, nobody likes it. I’ve moved five times in the last five years (California, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas) and now, yet again, I am moving to Santa Marta, Colombia. Santa Marta, Colombia, the oldest South Read more

Building Empathy on International Save the Vaquita Day

July 7, 2017

By Dune Ives, Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation Scientists have estimated that there are only 30 Vaquita left in our ocean. You read that right, just 30 of the world’s smallest porpoise are left in existence. Considered one of the top 100 evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) mammals in the world, the Read more