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

Saving Goat Islands

September 28, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the incredible news broke that a massive transshipment port proposed in the heart of Jamaica’s largest Protected Area would instead be built in a less environmentally sensitive area. The seemingly simple announcement marks an unprecedented win for conservation, the culmination of three years of hard-fought battle to preserve Jamaica’s natural heritage Read more

World Rhino Day: Extinction is Forever

September 21, 2016

I never want to be associated with extinction. But unfortunately, we simply don’t win every conservation battle. My first-ever encounter with a rhino was a skeleton of a Sumatran Rhino laying by the bent sapling and wire noose that had entrapped and killed this magnificent beast. This moment profoundly changed my life and I’ve been Read more

Smile: Pallas’ Cats on Candid Camera (Traps)

September 8, 2016

“What’s not to like about these cats?” GWC Program Manager of Wild Cat Conservation Jim Sanderson asks of the Pallas’ Cat. “And look at that habitat,” he adds, looking at rare footage of the felines from Felid TAG. Jim is headed to Russia for a Pallas’ Cat meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia (in Siberia) on Sept. Read more

Conserving tapirs beyond borders

September 6, 2016

The globally endangered Baird’s Tapir is the largest terrestrial mammal in the Americas. Large females can reach 600+ pounds in the proper environment and season. The species ranges from Mexico to Colombia and occurs in a variety of habitats, from the lowland rainforests of Central America’s Caribbean slope to the highland cloud forests of southern Read more

Wildlife Championships: Going for Gold

August 16, 2016

Every few years the world comes together to celebrate the superhumans among us, those who can run faster, jump higher, lift more and push the limits of what we believe humans can accomplish. For wildlife around the planet, however, the Olympics are a daily event, as animals excel at performing seemingly impossible feats. Mastering those Read more