A Green Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 12, 2018

Love is in the air! But in the sea, there’s tons and tons (specifically up to 13 metric tons) of plastic. It’s an unfortunate circumstance–but one we can start remedying now. One way is by improving how we celebrate holidays, which usually have a massive environmental footprint. For example, Valentine’s Day can be the epitome Read more

Q&A with GWC’s New Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer

January 26, 2018

The illegal wildlife trade is the world’s fourth largest black market, and at GWC, we’re focused on working with local communities to prevent wildlife crime before it takes place. This month we welcomed Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer James Slade to the GWC team. James is a long-time conservationist who engages crime prevention strategies with a Read more

Gum-Chewing Mini Monkeys Get Expanded Genetic Family Tree

January 25, 2018

Move over, Kardashians. Keeping up with the world’s smallest monkey is considerably more engaging than any reality TV show, says behavioral ecologist Stella de la Torre, who has been studying Pygmy Marmosets in South America since 1994. Different groups of Pygmy Marmosets have different dialects, gum-feeding preferences and insect-hunting techniques, each population has its own Read more

Cyclops or Quadriops? Expedition Team Discovers Quirky New Water Beetles in Guyana

January 24, 2018

When Andrew Short’s team was looking for water beetles on a 2014 GWC-funded biodiversity survey in Guyana, they were armed with nets and tea strainer-like devices, ready to collect samples from waterfalls, flowing water and rock seepages on rocky outcrops. What they weren’t prepared for was the discovery of a water beetle that isn’t…aquatic…and instead Read more

Q&A with GWC’s New Primate Conservation Director

December 26, 2017

Dr. Anthony Rylands began his career studying primates in the Amazon and Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil. Since 1996, he has served as deputy Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, and has increasingly focused his work on the objectives of the specialist group—networking, coordinating, and publishing on themes that focus on the conservation Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new Chief Conservation Officer

December 26, 2017

In November of 2017, world-renowned wildlife champion Russ Mittermeier joined GWC as Chief Conservation Officer, a leadership role that will help position GWC as an even more powerful force for the protection of endangered wildlife and wildlands. With more than 45 years of experience in conservation, Mittermeier has described 18 species new to science, has Read more

GWC Associates: 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2017

At the end of 2017, GWC associate conservation scientists are looking ahead at their goals for the new year, including their professional goals in the field of conservation, and their personal goals for ensuring they are helping protect the planet around the clock. Sagar Dahal, Associate Conservation Scientist Professionally, my goal is to reach out Read more

GWC Staff: 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2017

At the end of 2017, GWC staff are looking ahead at their goals for the new year, including their professional goals in the field of conservation, and their personal goals for ensuring they are helping protect the planet around the clock. Mike Appleton, Director of Protected Area Management My goal is to keep helping, supporting Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new executive assistant

December 20, 2017

This month we were thrilled to welcome Ella Outlaw to the GWC team as our new executive assistant. Ella comes to us from Conservation International, where she worked as Russ Mittermeier’s executive assistant. We touched base with Ella about her new role with GWC, how she developed her passion for conservation, and her love of Read more

Eyes over the Chilean Andes

December 6, 2017

Jorge Valenzuela, with the National Forest Corporation of Chile, and I have been checking our cameras in the Chilean Andes in recent weeks as part of his wildlife monitoring program. We have so far checked eight camera locations. We recorded Andean Cat, Pampas Cat, puma, culpeo (fox), Hog-nosed Skunk, Grison, Mountain Viscacha and Mountain Caracara Read more