Newly Discovered Blue Tarantula a Beacon for Invertebrate Conservation

November 20, 2017

Walking through the jungle in the dark of the night, my visual stimuli were limited to the area illuminted by the small, bright beam of light from my flashlight. On nights like these, I am out scanning for nocturnal biodiversity. Specifically, as the herpetologist for the Biodiversity Assessment Team, a joint conservation research team through Read more

The Gateway Plastic

October 19, 2017

My husband always says that no one likes to be “should upon.” You know–“you should do this,” “we should do that.” I hate to admit it, but he’s right. In general, people reject being told what to do, myself included. So how do you tell people to clean up their act in order to save Read more

T-shirt Benefits Hippie Monkeys

October 17, 2017

Darwin wrote in The Voyage of the Beagle at length about his first impressions upon observing the preponderance of life in Brazil’s forests, saying, “delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian forest.” It’s pretty clichéd to 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

Celebrating Young Voices: Kids Against Animal Poaching

March 1, 2017

Friday, March 3 is World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is “Listen to the Young Voices.” Fifteen-year-old Emily Walker is one of those young, inspirational voices already making a difference for the world’s wildlife. Ever since I was little, I have always loved animals. When I heard about what was happening to some of the Read more

Power to the Forests of Palawan

December 16, 2016

Flashback to January 2014: For someone born and raised in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it was my first time to hear of a mountain called Cleopatra’s Needle. As a typical Palaweño, I only knew of the famous sites such as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Underground River), and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park and Read more

Coming Together to #MakeASplash

December 5, 2016

By Dune Ives, Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation On World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2016, Sir Richard Branson challenged Adrian Grenier to swim the Straits of Messina on Sept. 27 for ocean health. Adrian accepted his challenge. Adrian wasn’t a swimmer. Well, he could swim, but never before had he completed an open Read more

Before Two Degrees: Diagnosing the Pollinator Problem

December 1, 2016

By Savannah Miller, GWC guest blogger Imagine the Rocky Mountains as you would the human body. Think of the organs as the slopes, meadows, valleys, and forests, and the heart as the snow-packed peaks, feeding the landscape with snowmelt through its arteries—the Rio Grande, Yellowstone and Saskatchewan. But it’s our necessary warriors, the pollinators, that Read more

Before Two Degrees (Part I): The Silencing of a Symphony

October 26, 2016

By Savannah Miller, GWC guest blogger There’s an air of nostalgia in Panama, especially on August 14. On this day, the streets of El Valle de Anton are filled with a kaleidoscopic of yellow and black dots to honor one of the country’s most ubiquitous cultural and ecological icons: the Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki). Read more

Before Two Degrees: Introduction

October 20, 2016

By Savannah Miller, GWC guest blogger I never imagined that I would meet Jane Goodall, and I certainly had not imagined meeting her under dire circumstances. I was lingering in a hallway of the Le Bourget, the Paris headquarters of the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) in 2015. There she was. The woman, world leader, Read more