Dark Muntjac

Tracking the Treasures of Pu Mat National Park

October 22, 2018

In the mountains of north-central Vietnam, Pu Mat National Park perches on more than 900 square kilometers of rugged, forested mountainous terrain in the Annamite Mountains on the border with Laos. It is one of the most remote areas in the country—and is consequently a refuge for a number of Southeast Asia’s imperiled wildlife, including Read more

A Close-up on the Wild World of Camera Trapping

October 16, 2018

Occasionally a wildlife “selfie” will go viral, delighting the world with a candid glimpse of tiger cubs wrestling or penguins dancing. These shots are one in a million—literally. All over the world, our conservationists and partner organizations are using thousands of camera traps to capture millions of images of animals. Most are your basic “scurrying Read more

Red List of Reasons for Hope

October 15, 2018

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is a living document. It aims to track the status of hundreds of thousands of species of plants, animals, and other organisms representing all the ecosystems on the planet. It is, in many instances, the last and most definitive word on how a species or population is doing Read more

Taking the Temperature of Wildlife Health Across the Planet

October 15, 2018

If you want to check the likelihood that it’s going to storm this afternoon, you check the barometer. If you want to check the health of a person, you consult a thermometer. And if you want to know the health of a species or population of animals, you check the IUCN Red List of Threatened Read more

Atewa Forest: A Wild Wonderland

October 8, 2018

In his recent book, Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, acclaimed biologist and author E.O. Wilson lists Ghana’s Atewa Forest as one of the 38 most important places on Earth that should be set aside for nature’s benefit. The forest is teeming with life, home to at least 50 mammal species, more than 1,000 Read more

Atewa Forest: Ghana’s Life Source

October 8, 2018

Atewa Forest: Ghana’s Life Source Atewa Forest is not just important for the wildlife living there, but also vital to the people of Ghana. It is the source of three important rivers—the Densu, Birim and Ayensu Rivers—that provide water to more than 5 million Ghanaians, including the households of more than 1 million people in Read more

Atewa Till Eternity

October 8, 2018

Ten famous musicians walk into a forest where Green Tree Vipers, Fruit Bats and Whip Scorpions lurk. What sounds like the start of a lame grade-b horror movie was an unusual and happy reality for biologist Daryl Bosu when he led a group of some of Ghana’s most famous musicians into Atewa Forest, a beautiful Read more

Angel, Tasmanian Devil

Devil Ark Breeds Its 300th Tasmanian Devil

October 4, 2018

In the remote Barrington Tops National Park of Australia’s New South Wales, a small conservation hero burrows in her den. Angel the Tasmanian Devil has a full house in her pouch, with four joeys to nurse, groom and protect. These may seem like routine activities for a marsupial mom, but they’re a very big deal Read more

Trouble in Paradise: The World’s Islands Are Home to Extraordinary Species…and Face Alarming Extinction Rates

October 3, 2018

Close your eyes and picture yourself on your favorite island. Did you immediately start breathing a little easier? Whether you imagined dipping your toes into warm, turquoise waters or gazing out over a cold, rocky coast, islands evoke feelings of wonder and relaxation. Their remoteness and rugged beauty promote physical and mental escape. Interesting things Read more

Redonda

Plotting a Future for the Wildlife of Redonda Island

September 25, 2018

By Mike Appleton, GWC’s manager of protected area management It’s not often in conservation that we get to see the immediate results of our efforts. It usually takes years, if not generations, to begin to see signs that species and habitats are recovering because of our actions. This is partly what made my recent trip Read more