Researchers Hop to It to Study a Stunning Rabbit with Tiger Stripes

December 10, 2018

Few places on the planet are as biologically spectacular as the Annamite mountains on the border of Vietnam and Lao PDR (Laos). These rugged, forest-clad mountains harbor numerous species that are found nowhere else on the planet. Remarkably, several of these species were only recently discovered, including one of the most elusive rabbits on the Read more

This is How You Play Matchmaker to a Frog

November 28, 2018

There is nothing in Teresa Camacho Badani’s background in biology that suggests her career would lead her today to play cupid, dating coach and couples therapist combined. And yet as the amphibian aficionado gets ready to lead eight expeditions into Bolivia’s wilderness starting next month, she is preparing to play all of these roles—for a Read more

Así es como se juega a ser casamentera de una rana

November 28, 2018

No hay nada en los antecedentes de Teresa Camacho Badani en biología que sugiera que su carrera la llevaría hoy a ser una combinación de Cupido, dating coach y terapeuta de pareja. Sin embargo, a medida que esta especialista en anfibios se prepara para liderar ocho expediciones a inhóspitos lugares de Bolivia a partir del Read more

GWC Associate Scores a Big Win for Small Cats

November 8, 2018

“Small wild cats are too hard to study. You’ll be lucky to find 15 of them,” warned Dr. Constanza Napolitano’s University of Chile classmates in 2006 when she decided to do her doctoral dissertation on the Guigna (pronounced wee-nya). These adorable, 5-pound fluffballs may look like pets, but they don’t readily pounce into boxes like Read more

Baird's Tapir

GWC Conservationists Go to Bat in World Series of Camera Trap Competitions

October 25, 2018

As attention in the United States turns toward baseball’s two best teams facing off in the World Series this week, we at GWC are wrapping up a world-class competition of our own: the game of competitive camera trapping. The winning strategy? Seek-the-poo, an on-the-offensive tactic that our Central America and Tropical Andes coordinator, Dr. Chris Read more

Tandayapa Andes Toad

Tiny Lost-and-Found Toad Becomes Harbinger of Hope

October 23, 2018

Six years ago a conservation biologist and his friend, a herpetologist, hiked into a little-explored rainforest in northern Ecuador to conduct the first-ever survey of reptiles and amphibians in the site. On the very first night in the field, they stumbled upon a tiny toad about 100 meters from their cabin—a toad that left them Read more

Dark Muntjac

Tracking the Treasures of Pu Mat National Park

October 22, 2018

In the mountains of north-central Vietnam, Pu Mat National Park perches on more than 900 square kilometers of rugged, forested mountainous terrain in the Annamite Mountains on the border with Laos. It is one of the most remote areas in the country—and is consequently a refuge for a number of Southeast Asia’s imperiled wildlife, including Read more

Taking the Temperature of Wildlife Health Across the Planet

October 15, 2018

If you want to check the likelihood that it’s going to storm this afternoon, you check the barometer. If you want to check the health of a person, you consult a thermometer. And if you want to know the health of a species or population of animals, you check the IUCN Red List of Threatened Read more

Atewa Forest: A Wild Wonderland

October 8, 2018

In his recent book, Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, acclaimed biologist and author E.O. Wilson lists Ghana’s Atewa Forest as one of the 38 most important places on Earth that should be set aside for nature’s benefit. The forest is teeming with life, home to at least 50 mammal species, more than 1,000 Read more

Atewa Forest: Ghana’s Life Source

October 8, 2018

Atewa Forest: Ghana’s Life Source Atewa Forest is not just important for the wildlife living there, but also vital to the people of Ghana. It is the source of three important rivers—the Densu, Birim and Ayensu Rivers—that provide water to more than 5 million Ghanaians, including the households of more than 1 million people in Read more