Enforcement efforts meet technology: A story of success in the Maya Golden Landscape in Southern Belize

May 1, 2018

By Karla Gabriela Hernández-Aguilar, Christina Garcia and Kamille Pennell, Ya’axché Conservation Trust Toledo District is the southernmost District in the country of Belize. It is the least developed region in the country and features the most pristine forests, majestic rivers, coastal lowland plains, and offshore cayes. Despite its tiny size of 4,649 kilometer squared,, this Read more

Q&A with Nari Shakti Pushkar 2017 Award Winner Purnima Devi Barman

April 25, 2018

On International Women’s Day March 8, 2018, Purnima Devi Barman from Assam, India was awarded the Nari Shakti Purashkar 2017 award for her groundbreaking work with the Greater Adjutant Stork, locally known in India as the Hargila Stork, an Endangered species on the IUCN Red List. The award is the most prestigious civilian accolade in Read more

A Tale of a Forgotten Cat

April 20, 2018

When in search of a Fishing Cat, you have to think like a Fishing Cat. Our search started in December of 2015 and ended, finally, on Feb. 3, 2016. My German colleague and I had come to Nepal’s Sunsari District, a human-dominated landscape, with the financial support of Rufford Small Grants and Wild Oasis, to Read more

GWC is an Earth Optimist because…

April 17, 2018

In 2017, the Smithsonian Institute launched the inaugural Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C.. The summit served as a way to build community and positive thinking during Earth Month; to overshadow the doom-and-gloom rhetoric on our current climate and conservation issues by instead focusing on the positive impacts made around the globe. This year, Earth Read more

Month of the Fish Tiger

April 9, 2018

February is the second month of the year, the shortest month of the year…and did you know that it is the month of the…fish tiger? Fishing Cats—called Machbagha (Mach=fish, Bagha=tiger-like) in parts of West Bengal—are neighbors to a few civilizations around the world that have thrived in the laps of the mighty rivers of South Read more

Tapir Tracks Pave Path for Effective Conservation

March 30, 2018

An old man paces the lowland forests of Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve. He’s a great swimmer, loves eating palm leaves and fruit, weighs in at around 500 pounds and can be a bit of a tease. His name is Almuk, a Baird’s Tapir who for the last year has deftly eluded a team of Read more

Last refuge of the Javan Rhinos

March 29, 2018

In 1883, the volcano Krakatau erupted off the coast of Java in Indonesia in an explosion heard more than 3,000 miles away. Tsunamis devastated nearby coastal areas and communities, and the peninsula of Ujung Kulon was reduced to a swampy, malaria-ridden, uninhabitable wilderness. Who would have thought that such devastation could actually save a species? Read more

A Javan Rhino Encounter in Ujung Kulon

March 28, 2018

In the dense bamboo, palm and rattan jungle, a browsing rhino can be heard some distance away. From our rickety viewing platform a few meters from a wallow, we listened intently as the crashes and snaps passed us by then started coming slowly toward us. The light was fading when, through the mess of vegetation Read more

A Q&A with GWC’s new office manager

March 26, 2018

This year Jill Lucena joined our team as GWC’s new office manager. Jill ensures that everything runs smoothly in the office of GWC’s Chief Conservation Officer Russ Mittermeier. She manages the distribution and sales of several book series, including the CEMEX Nature Series, GWC-produced field guides and pocket guides and the IUCN Primate Specialist Group Read more