Romeo, oh, Romeo! (Español)

January 15, 2019

Apenas podíamos creer las noticias cuando nuestra amiga Teresa Camacho Badani, jefa del departamento de herpetología del Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, no s contactó: su equipo de expedición había encontrado a una rana de agua Sehuencas macho en una expedición a un bosque nublado de Bolivia— una especie que ningún biólogo había visto Read more

Romeo, oh, Romeo!

January 15, 2019

We could barely believe the news when our friend Teresa Camacho Badani, the chief of herpetology at the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, reached out: her expedition team had found a male Sehuencas Water Frog on an expedition to a Bolivian cloud forest—a species that no biologist had seen in the wild in more Read more

Where the (Dwarf) Buffalo Roam: The Future of Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park

December 20, 2018

There’s no easy way to see a Tamaraw in the wild, even in the heart of Tamaraw country: Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Barney Long, GWC’s senior director of species conservation describes the 4-hour trek uphill to see the dwarf buffalo as a “bloody difficult walk, even for Read more

The Wild World of Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park

December 20, 2018

Mindoro Island is where the (dwarf) buffalo roams, but Tamaraw aren’t alone in making it such a special place. The island is home to 16 other species that are found nowhere else in the world. The heart of Mindoro Island, Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park, provides refuge to 80 percent of the world’s Tamaraw population, in Read more

Tamaraw Tales: Introduction

December 20, 2018

Heroes of the Philippines, heroes of the world. That’s how Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato, a congresswoman from the Philippine’s Occidental Mindoro province, described the conservationists, policymakers and indigenous people who came together this month to put into motion an ambitious plan to restore the proposed national land animal, the Critically Endangered Tamaraw (tam-ah-rawh), across its historic Read more

Researchers Hop to It to Study a Stunning Rabbit with Tiger Stripes

December 10, 2018

Few places on the planet are as biologically spectacular as the Annamite mountains on the border of Vietnam and Lao PDR (Laos). These rugged, forest-clad mountains harbor numerous species that are found nowhere else on the planet. Remarkably, several of these species were only recently discovered, including one of the most elusive rabbits on the Read more

This is How You Play Matchmaker to a Frog

November 28, 2018

There is nothing in Teresa Camacho Badani’s background in biology that suggests her career would lead her today to play cupid, dating coach and couples therapist combined. And yet as the amphibian aficionado gets ready to lead eight expeditions into Bolivia’s wilderness starting next month, she is preparing to play all of these roles—for a Read more

Así es como se juega a ser casamentera de una rana

November 28, 2018

No hay nada en los antecedentes de Teresa Camacho Badani en biología que sugiera que su carrera la llevaría hoy a ser una combinación de Cupido, dating coach y terapeuta de pareja. Sin embargo, a medida que esta especialista en anfibios se prepara para liderar ocho expediciones a inhóspitos lugares de Bolivia a partir del Read more

An Extraordinary Encounter With the Rare Javan Rhino

November 19, 2018

By Robin Moore In my career as a conservation biologist and photographer, there are just a few moments so charged that they will stay with me forever. Being in the presence of a wild Javan Rhino is one. When I was invited to join a donor trip to Ujung Kulon National Park, I didn’t skip Read more

GWC Associate Scores a Big Win for Small Cats

November 8, 2018

“Small wild cats are too hard to study. You’ll be lucky to find 15 of them,” warned Dr. Constanza Napolitano’s University of Chile classmates in 2006 when she decided to do her doctoral dissertation on the Guigna (pronounced wee-nya). These adorable, 5-pound fluffballs may look like pets, but they don’t readily pounce into boxes like Read more