Devil’s in the Details: Devil Ark Discovers the True Taz

February 28, 2017

When The Looney Tunes Show debuted Taz on its eighth episode, it depicted an animal drawn to chaos and driven by a destructive temper, often resulting in a hurricane-like tailspin. Although clearly a fictional character, these features became the prevailing perception of the entire species. Tasmanian Devils certainly have a chaotic side, biting and scratching Read more

Newly discovered frog species named after GWC’s Robin Moore

February 22, 2017

There’s no doubt about it: Even though Robin Moore’s recent namesake is teeny tiny, it represents a giant honor. Indian amphibian biologist SD Biju recently named one of seven newly discovered frogs after GWC’s communications director: Robin Moore’s Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus robinmoorei). At a mere 12.2-mm, Robin Moore’s Night Frog is one of the smallest Read more

Q&A with GWC’S new Director of Key Biodiversity Areas and Species Assessment

February 16, 2017

Last year GWC became one of 11 organizations to join the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership aimed at identifying, mapping, monitoring and conserving the most important sites for species and ecosystems on earth. That’s why we were especially excited to bring on board this year our new director of key biodiversity areas and species assessment, Dr. Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Data and Metrics Manager

February 11, 2017

In January we were thrilled to welcome our new data and metrics manager, Carrie Stengel, to Global Wildlife Conservation’s growing team. Carrie visualizes programmatic and species conservation data for a range of purposes and audiences. She will help GWC focus on creating efficient systems of collecting monitoring and evaluation data to determine and track conservation Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Director of Protected Area Management

January 30, 2017

This month we welcomed Mike Appleton to the GWC team as GWC’s director of protected area management. Mike focuses on applied, area-based conservation, building on scientific findings to achieve conservation results on the ground. This includes helping governments identify and establish protected areas, creating legal frameworks and systems of governance, developing management strategies and plans, Read more

Q&A with Big Year Record Holder John Weigel

January 19, 2017

In 2016, Devil Ark board member and GWC collaborator John Weigel twitched and ticked through North America trying to break the record for most birds seen in a year. He was Birding for Devils, raising awareness and funds for Devil Ark. Not only did he shatter the former record by 34 birds, but he beat Read more

Q&A with Wildlife Artist Dao Van Hoang

December 8, 2016

Very few individuals in the world have been fortunate to lay eyes on an Annamite-striped Rabbit, a unique rabbit with stripes like a tiger, only discovered by science in Southeast Asia in the mid-90s. Among them, however, is GWC associate conservation scientist Andrew Tilker, and thanks to his friend artist Dao Van Hoang, Tilker will Read more

Meeting launches protected areas monitoring program in Chile

November 28, 2016

Researchers have been using camera traps to monitor Andean Cats in Northern Chile for the past 12 years. Last week conservationists, including GWC’s program manager of Wild Cat Conservation, Jim Sanderson, met at Universidad Católica de Temuco in Chile to launch a monitoring program for the country’s entire system of protected areas (SNASPE). Jim presented Read more

Giving Thanks: For a Wild World

November 22, 2016

To say that our tiny blue and green speck of a planet is remarkable would be an understatement. We have frogs that can shape shift, opossums that can self-immunize, snakes that can fly (without planes!), deep-sea creatures that light their own way, wolves that walk on stilts, cats that can run up to 60 mph Read more

Hope in the Face of 10,000 Deaths

October 27, 2016

Help save the Titicaca Water Frog: Make a donation to AmphibianArk’s GoFundMe page When amphibian conservation biologist Arturo Muñoz describes the 2015 die-offs of the Titicaca Water Frog (Telmatobius culeus) on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, the details are grim: Dead frogs floating belly up in the shallow water as gulls pick them off Read more