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

Atewa Till Eternity

October 8, 2018

Ten famous musicians walk into a forest where Green Tree Vipers, Fruit Bats and Whip Scorpions lurk. What sounds like the start of a lame grade-b horror movie was an unusual and happy reality for biologist Daryl Bosu when he led a group of some of Ghana’s most famous musicians into Atewa Forest, a beautiful Read more

Angel, Tasmanian Devil

Devil Ark Breeds Its 300th Tasmanian Devil

October 4, 2018

In the remote Barrington Tops National Park of Australia’s New South Wales, a small conservation hero burrows in her den. Angel the Tasmanian Devil has a full house in her pouch, with four joeys to nurse, groom and protect. These may seem like routine activities for a marsupial mom, but they’re a very big deal Read more

Trouble in Paradise: The World’s Islands Are Home to Extraordinary Species…and Face Alarming Extinction Rates

October 3, 2018

Close your eyes and picture yourself on your favorite island. Did you immediately start breathing a little easier? Whether you imagined dipping your toes into warm, turquoise waters or gazing out over a cold, rocky coast, islands evoke feelings of wonder and relaxation. Their remoteness and rugged beauty promote physical and mental escape. Interesting things Read more

Redonda

Plotting a Future for the Wildlife of Redonda Island

September 25, 2018

By Mike Appleton, GWC’s manager of protected area management It’s not often in conservation that we get to see the immediate results of our efforts. It usually takes years, if not generations, to begin to see signs that species and habitats are recovering because of our actions. This is partly what made my recent trip Read more

Baritú Marsupial Frog

No Pain, No Gain in the Search for this Lost Frog

September 24, 2018

By Lindsay Renick Mayer If you’re biologist Mauricio Akmentins, your first thought when you hear the call of a lovely little frog lost to science for the last 25 years is not “holy $#@%, I think I just rediscovered the long-lost Baritú’s Marsupial Frog!” Instead, your first thought is that somebody is playing a less-than-funny Read more

GWC and Christie’s Harness the Power of Art to Protect Cloud Forests

September 24, 2018

No matter what species or habitat we’re trying to save, any conservation effort we embark upon at Global Wildlife Conservation is ultimately about people. To raise funds, create protected areas and develop communitywide programs, we must first inspire people to care about saving the species and habitats that most need our help. While statistics about Read more

Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran Rhino Rescue Plan Spurs New Hope for Vanishing Species

September 20, 2018

By Barney Long, GWC’s senior director of species conservation I often look back at two moments in my life that have helped shaped my life’s trajectory and career. One was reading about the discovery of the Saola in my school library and becoming transfixed by the mystery of this elusive creature. This led to many Read more