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

Conserving Chelonians in Sulawesi, Indonesia

October 11, 2016

By Christine Light, guest blogger Chelonians are among the most endangered vertebrates on Earth with nearly half of the world’s species threatened with extinction. Unfortunately, this situation is largely overlooked in the worldwide conservation community due to the fact that turtles are reptiles and not the typically “cute and cuddly” iconic mammals revered in popular Read more

Preserving tapirs in the mysterious mountains of Costa Rica

August 29, 2016

By Laurie Hedges, GWC guest blogger In the highlands of southern Costa Rica lies an extraordinary place. Away from the tropical beaches and steaming jungles, to walk into the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca is to enter another world. Mountain peaks soar over 3,000 meters, covered with mist-shrouded cloud forest, contorted stands of oak 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