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

Q&A with GWC’s new Chief Operating Officer

June 27, 2017

This spring we welcomed Alex Quintero to the GWC team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Alex is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations of GWC, which includes the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, fundraising, facilities and general administration. Prior to joining GWC, Alex worked for The Nature Conservancy for 18 Read more

Between the Stripes Part I: Discovery of a Tiger-like Rabbit

June 26, 2017

In the mid-1990s, the small landlocked country of Laos was a biological blank spot on the world map. The country had only recently opened its borders after years of isolation following the second Indochina conflict and then the struggles of installing a new communist government. Laos held vast unbroken tracts of tropical forest—but just what Read more

Finding Hope in a Hurricane’s Aftermath

June 23, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Otto, a Category 2 hurricane that barreled through southeast Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, much of the landscape seemed almost desolate at first glance. I saw Howler Monkeys being picked apart by vultures and the lifeless, desiccated bodies of Three-toed Sloths still clutching to the branches of leafless trees. Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new social media manager

June 20, 2017

Cat Kutz is the new voice behind GWC’s social media. As the social media manager, she focuses on producing and curating exciting and engaging content to spread the word about GWC’s important mission and to inspire followers to become conservationists and wildlife champions. Prior to joining GWC, Cat worked as the media production manager for Read more

Q&A with Jessa Garibay (winner of the 2016 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize)

May 19, 2017

In 2016, Jessa Garibay, project manager at the Centre for Sustainability, helped lead a team of partners to successfully secure Palawan’s largest critical habitat designation to protect one of the world’s most irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife. Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat safeguards 100,000 acres of forest and a diverse community of wildlife, including Read more

Q&A with Ryan Walker (winner of the 2016 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize)

May 19, 2017

Ryan Walker, a senior ecologist and ecological consultant for several small consultancies, has spent the last few years working with colleagues to determine the limits of the remaining range and distribution of two critically endangered tortoise species—the Spider Tortoise and the Radiated Tortoise—in southern Madagascar. Walker has helped lead efforts to maintain a monitoring program Read more