Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran Rhino Rescue Plan Spurs New Hope for Vanishing Species

September 20, 2018

By Barney Long, GWC’s senior director of species conservation I often look back at two moments in my life that have helped shaped my life’s trajectory and career. One was reading about the discovery of the Saola in my school library and becoming transfixed by the mystery of this elusive creature. This led to many Read more

A Celebration of Rangers on World Ranger Day 2018

July 31, 2018

Today, July 31, is an opportunity to celebrate the great—and vital—work by rangers around the world. GWC’s Barney Long, senior director of species conservation, and a few GWC associate conservation scientists—Carlos Vásquez Almazán (Guatemala), Constanza Napolitano (Chile) and Esteban Brenes-Mora (Costa Rica)—explain what rangers have meant to them in the course of their work.  Barney 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

Tamaraw Adventures

November 23, 2016

It’s blazing hot, the mountains are steep, and with every crest comes another. We drop our packs atop a crest, gulp back some water, then start to enjoy the amazing vista that had seemed so daunting just seconds before. We all gaze at the beauty of our surroundings listening to the beating of our hearts Read more

Giving Thanks: For Rangers

November 22, 2016

I am thankful for rangers. Without rangers, our parks would be nothing but lines on a map. Without rangers, species targeted by poachers would be in a much worse state than they are now. Without rangers, the communities that live around parks would be much less well informed and much less willing to sustainably manage Read more

Pangolins receive strongest global trade protection

September 29, 2016

On Sept. 28, Pangolins were provided the strongest possible global protections from trade as the international commercial trade of Pangolins and Pangolin parts was officially proposed for prohibition. This happened at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, Read more

World Rhino Day: Extinction is Forever

September 21, 2016

I never want to be associated with extinction. But unfortunately, we simply don’t win every conservation battle. My first-ever encounter with a rhino was a skeleton of a Sumatran Rhino laying by the bent sapling and wire noose that had entrapped and killed this magnificent beast. This moment profoundly changed my life and I’ve been Read more

Bravery is not enough

July 26, 2016

Op-ed authors Barney Long, Director of Species Conservation, Global Wildlife Conservation Rohit Singh, Enforcement & Capacity Building Specialist, World Wildlife Fund; President, Ranger Federation of Asia Every single day, thousands of men and women put their lives at risk to defend the world’s wildlife, forming the front line against the illegal plunder and destruction of Read more

Honoring endangered species all year round

May 20, 2016

May 20th marks Endangered Species Day, but at Global Wildlife Conservation, we celebrate biodiversity every second of every day. We checked in with GWC staff and GWC associate conservation scientists to learn more about why each person is committed to doing what it takes to conserve wildlife—and to discover which endangered species are among the Read more

It’s a girl! Sumatran rhino calf born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

May 12, 2016

Hope arrived in Indonesia in the form of a Sumatran Rhino calf, thanks to the hard work of our partners at the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI), who announced May 12 the second birth of a calf at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). The first calf, born in 2012, was the Read more