Q&A with Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos and Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán are joint awardees of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Prize for their efforts spearheading the study and conservation of some of northern Mexico’s most emblematic turtle species. Rosalinda has spent years deciphering the decline of the Bolsón tortoises, and understanding their relationship with ranchers in Mapimi Biosphere Reserve. She is Read more

Q&A with Gerardo Garcia, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Gerardo Garcia has been on the leading edge of recovering endangered amphibians, reptiles, fishes and invertebrates for over two decades. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in the recovery program for the Mallorcan Midwife Toad of Spain, a program that brought the species back from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable and is widely hailed as Read more

Q&A with Gamaliel Castañeda, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

  Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán and Rosalinda Palomo Ramos are joint awardees of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Prize for their efforts spearheading the study and conservation of some of northern Mexico’s most emblematic turtle species. Gamaliel has studied the Coahuila Box Turtle and other reptiles of the Chihuahuan Desert biome including the Bolson Tortoise. As a Read more

Q&A with Andrés Link, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Primate Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Andres Link has spent close to two decades studying the social relations of wild spider monkeys in Colombia and Ecuador, with a focus on how they compete and cooperate. His research has increased our understanding of the effects of habitat degradation and fragmentation on the ecology and population dynamics of neotropical primates. Andres goes beyond Read more

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

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

Bat Appreciation Month winds down (but our appreciation does not)

October 31, 2017

Bats get a bad rap. Not only thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but more modern depictions and myths shed a dark and eerie light on these flighted mammals. However, aside from the few hematophagic species (which is definitely a diet straight out of a horror film, but bares no real danger to humans), there is Read more

Not All Sharks

July 23, 2017

How can we change the villainous portrayal of sharks? Perhaps it can start with a tweet… Since the dawn of modern entertainment sharks have been an icon of crippling fear, imminent death and absolute terror. Even before Jaws really set the stage for the gratuitous shark attack genre, b-list island-themed films in the ‘50s used 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