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

Investing in Nicaragua’s natural heritage

July 25, 2016

Photo: Children colored jaguars after learning about the species in our second Festival for the Conservation of Indio-Maíz in Maravilla, Nicaragua. (Photo courtesy of Fundación del Río) In a spate of recent articles and blogs Nicaragua has been touted as “the next Costa Rica” for ecotourists with a taste for tropical climes. While the country Read more

Honoring endangered species all year round

May 20, 2016

May 20th marks Endangered Species Day, but at Global Wildlife Conservation, we celebrate biodiversity every second of every day. We checked in with GWC staff and GWC associate conservation scientists to learn more about why each person is committed to doing what it takes to conserve wildlife—and to discover which endangered species are among the Read more

It’s a girl! Sumatran rhino calf born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

May 12, 2016

Hope arrived in Indonesia in the form of a Sumatran Rhino calf, thanks to the hard work of our partners at the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI), who announced May 12 the second birth of a calf at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). The first calf, born in 2012, was the Read more

Tapirs to the global warming rescue

March 20, 2016

One of the planet’s most important helpers in combatting global warming lives deep in the Amazon rainforest and looks like a stout donkey with a elephantine nose and a mohawk; a bit like a creature from the creative mind of Jim Henson. It’s the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), an herbivorous mammal that is helping to Read more

The last best hope for Owston’s civet

October 29, 2015

By Andrew Tilker, GWC associate conservation scientist The jungles of the central Annamites are renowned for their incredible small carnivore diversity: the number of sharp-toothed furry critters roaming these forests should send a shiver of fear down the back of anything rabbit-sized or smaller: and a shiver of pleasure to any tropical biologist who happens Read more