Bringing together experts for South Asian small mammal conservation

September 15, 2017

Small mammals serve as pollinators, seed dispersers and, as prey species, also help maintain populations of reptiles, birds, small cats, small carnivores and even large carnivores. For example, marmots, squirrels and rodents (including porcupines) make up a large part of the diet of Snow Leopards, Leopards and wolves. Small mammals are also very good indicator Read more

Youth Camp for Sri Lanka’s Future Conservationists

September 14, 2017

It was another rainy morning for Kandy City in this monsoon season. But there was something special about today because it was the first day of our annual youth camp program, which was organized through GWC partner Small Cat Advocacy & Research. These programs were first started in 2014 for university students interested in wildlife 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

Building Empathy on International Save the Vaquita Day

July 7, 2017

By Dune Ives, Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation Scientists have estimated that there are only 30 Vaquita left in our ocean. You read that right, just 30 of the world’s smallest porpoise are left in existence. Considered one of the top 100 evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) mammals in the world, the Read more

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