Exploring the wild world of the Eastern Himalayas: A Q&A with Gautam Surya

June 17, 2015

GWC associate conservation scientist Gautam Surya is headed into the forests of Indian state Arunachal Pradesh to conduct one of the first ever and most comprehensive bird surveys in the Eastern Himalayas, the second-most biodiverse place in the world. We caught up with Gautam ahead of his trip to find out what he hopes to Read more

Camera traps reveal hidden wildlife deep in the jungles of Laos

May 26, 2015

By Andrew Tilker, GWC associate conservation scientist Imagine that you are a wildlife biologist and you’ve been given a dozen pairs of eyes that you can place anywhere in the forest to watch wildlife for you. All you have to do is find a good area, put them down, then walk away. These eyes are Read more

GWC associate conservation scientist captures rare footage of elusive deer species from Laos

February 13, 2015

The common names of the species that likely inhabit the remote Xe Sap National Protected Area in Southern Laos sound almost mythical: Chinese Serow, Annamite-Striped Rabbit, Saola, Annamite dark muntjac. These species’ elusive nature also lends credence to their folkloric status. GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Andrew Tilker set out to capture photographic evidence of the Read more

A Q&A with GWC Chief Scientist & CEO Wes Sechrest on new anti-poaching endowment

January 19, 2015

GWC’s Walter Steven Sechrest Endowment for Wildlife Protection protects endangered wildlife through anti-poaching efforts and by supporting wildlife rangers at nature reserves around the globe. We recently sat down with GWC Chief Scientist and CEO Wes Sechrest to learn about GWC’s role in anti-poaching efforts and the new endowment, established in honor of Wes’s father, Lieutenant Colonel Read more

Part IV: Reflection

November 25, 2014

Reflections: November 25, 2014 By Leeanne Alonso The forests of the Upper Berbice region of eastern Guyana are truly amazing. It was a privilege to be able to study these forests, the most pristine, undisturbed forests that most of the survey team have ever encountered in Guyana, or within the entire neotropics. The forests at Read more

Part III: Berbice White Sands Camp

October 7, 2014

At the end of September 2014, a team of intrepid researchers set out into the wilds of eastern Guyana on the northern coast of South America, to track down and document the region’s abundant wildlife, ranging from the small invertebrate (bullet ants) to larger mammals (puma). The forests of south-central Guyana are among the least Read more

Part II: Berbice River Camp

October 7, 2014

At the end of September 2014, a team of intrepid researchers set out into the wilds of eastern Guyana on the northern coast of South America, to track down and document the region’s abundant wildlife, ranging from the small invertebrate (bullet ants) to larger mammals (puma). The forests of south-central Guyana are among the least Read more

Part I: Meet the team

October 6, 2014

A comprehensive survey of all of the creatures, big and small, in a region requires a scientific team of varied backgrounds. The Berbice survey team drew on the talents of ornithologists, herpetologists, mammalogists, myrmecologists, among others, and relied on the expertise of both international and local researchers. GWC’s Director of Global Biodiversity Exploration Dr. Leeanne Read more

Rainforest Haiku by Talented 5th Grade Students

May 13, 2014

Andrew Beal’s fifth grade class explored the causes and effects of deforestation, and then they took steps to engage others in the fight to protect forests. Among other outcomes, the students’ efforts resulted in raising $385 for GWC’s Acre for Nature Program. This is the second year the students have researched deforestation and made a donation Read more