Mission Critical: GWC Steps Up to Save World’s Last Vaquitas

April 13, 2017

With only about 30 Vaquita porpoises left in the wild, Global Wildlife Conservation has made a significant financial contribution in support of a collaborative and ambitious emergency rescue plan to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal. The emergency plan calls for capturing and relocating Vaquitas to a temporary sanctuary while conservationists join the Mexican Read more

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

The End of My Big Year of Birding (for Devils)

January 18, 2017

Well, it’s over. Seemingly five busy years somehow compressed into 366 tumultuous days. My one and only tilt at an ABA Big Year ‘belt’ is over, a fact that is only beginning to sink in, though I’ve been home for two weeks while the 2016 road dust has slowly settled. It was a year that 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

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

Worth 1,000 Words

November 12, 2016

Engaging people with wildlife they may never see up close is a challenge, but a challenge that GWC Communications Director Robin Moore embraces. Moore, an internationally acclaimed nature photographer, says photography plays a vital role in opening people’s eyes to the wonder of the planet. On Nov. 15, Moore will be sharing his stories about 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

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

Pangolins receive strongest global trade protection

September 29, 2016

On Sept. 28, Pangolins were provided the strongest possible global protections from trade as the international commercial trade of Pangolins and Pangolin parts was officially proposed for prohibition. This happened at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, Read more