A Tale of Two Frogs (And Some of the Biologists Who Love Them)

February 14, 2019

In recent years, amphibian researcher Ignacio De la Riva has been nervous to answer his phone. He’s been afraid to get the worst kind of news for a man who has had a life-long love for and undying commitment to some of Bolivia’s most unique frogs: that Romeo, the last-known Sehuencas Water Frog, had died—and Read more

Romeo, oh, Romeo! (Español)

January 15, 2019

Apenas podíamos creer las noticias cuando nuestra amiga Teresa Camacho Badani, jefa del departamento de herpetología del Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, no s contactó: su equipo de expedición había encontrado a una rana de agua Sehuencas macho en una expedición a un bosque nublado de Bolivia— una especie que ningún biólogo había visto Read more

Romeo, oh, Romeo!

January 15, 2019

We could barely believe the news when our friend Teresa Camacho Badani, the chief of herpetology at the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, reached out: her expedition team had found a male Sehuencas Water Frog on an expedition to a Bolivian cloud forest—a species that no biologist had seen in the wild in more Read more

Rare Reptiles Rebound with Radical Restoration of Caribbean Island

August 15, 2018

From afar, the tiny island of Redonda appears to be nothing more than an uninhabited, steep-sloping rock popping out of the Caribbean Sea, overshadowed by its neighboring islands of Antigua and Montserrat. But look closer these days and that mile-long rock transforms into a playground for fierce little dragons found nowhere else in the world, Read more

Tapir Tracks Pave Path for Effective Conservation

March 30, 2018

An old man paces the lowland forests of Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve. He’s a great swimmer, loves eating palm leaves and fruit, weighs in at around 500 pounds and can be a bit of a tease. His name is Almuk, a Baird’s Tapir who for the last year has deftly eluded a team of 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

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

Turtle Protector Peter Paul van Dijk Honored with Prestigious Conservation Award

August 10, 2017

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Peter Paul van Dijk is a bona fide “turtle man” and now he has a fitting accolade to go with the title. At a banquet during the annual Symposium on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles last night, August 9, van Dijk received the prestigious Behler Turtle Conservation Award Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new Chief Operating Officer

June 27, 2017

This spring we welcomed Alex Quintero to the GWC team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Alex is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations of GWC, which includes the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, fundraising, facilities and general administration. Prior to joining GWC, Alex worked for The Nature Conservancy for 18 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