Q&A with Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Rosalinda Palomo-Ramos and Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán are joint awardees of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Prize for their efforts spearheading the study and conservation of some of northern Mexico’s most emblematic turtle species. Rosalinda has spent years deciphering the decline of the Bolsón tortoises, and understanding their relationship with ranchers in Mapimi Biosphere Reserve. She is Read more

Q&A with Gerardo Garcia, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Gerardo Garcia has been on the leading edge of recovering endangered amphibians, reptiles, fishes and invertebrates for over two decades. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in the recovery program for the Mallorcan Midwife Toad of Spain, a program that brought the species back from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable and is widely hailed as Read more

Q&A with Gamaliel Castañeda, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

  Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán and Rosalinda Palomo Ramos are joint awardees of the 2018 Sabin Turtle Prize for their efforts spearheading the study and conservation of some of northern Mexico’s most emblematic turtle species. Gamaliel has studied the Coahuila Box Turtle and other reptiles of the Chihuahuan Desert biome including the Bolson Tortoise. As a Read more

Q&A with Andrés Link, Winner of the 2018 Sabin Primate Conservation Prize

June 11, 2018

Andres Link has spent close to two decades studying the social relations of wild spider monkeys in Colombia and Ecuador, with a focus on how they compete and cooperate. His research has increased our understanding of the effects of habitat degradation and fragmentation on the ecology and population dynamics of neotropical primates. Andres goes beyond Read more

A Q&A with GWC’s new outreach and events director

May 25, 2018

This spring Laura J. Kay joined our team as GWC’s new outreach and events director. Laura will be working on our major fundraising events, benefits and third-party events that we hold throughout the year to support our conservation mission and engage with our supporters. We spoke to Laura about what she loves about her job and her Read more

Q&A with Nari Shakti Pushkar 2017 Award Winner Purnima Devi Barman

April 25, 2018

On International Women’s Day March 8, 2018, Purnima Devi Barman from Assam, India was awarded the Nari Shakti Purashkar 2017 award for her groundbreaking work with the Greater Adjutant Stork, locally known in India as the Hargila Stork, an Endangered species on the IUCN Red List. The award is the most prestigious civilian accolade in Read more

A Q&A with GWC’s new office manager

March 26, 2018

This year Jill Lucena joined our team as GWC’s new office manager. Jill ensures that everything runs smoothly in the office of GWC’s Chief Conservation Officer Russ Mittermeier. She manages the distribution and sales of several book series, including the CEMEX Nature Series, GWC-produced field guides and pocket guides and the IUCN Primate Specialist Group Read more

Q&A with GWC’s New Operations Associate

February 21, 2018

Tinisha Hancock recently joined GWC’s team as our new operations associate, managing the financial transactions and facilitating daily GWC operations. Tinisha learned about finance and accounting while on a winding road toward earning a Ph.D. in biology, where she focused on microbial ecology. Her goal at GWC is to bring a love of science and Read more

Q&A with GWC’s New Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer

January 26, 2018

The illegal wildlife trade is the world’s fourth largest black market, and at GWC, we’re focused on working with local communities to prevent wildlife crime before it takes place. This month we welcomed Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer James Slade to the GWC team. James is a long-time conservationist who engages crime prevention strategies with a Read more

Cyclops or Quadriops? Expedition Team Discovers Quirky New Water Beetles in Guyana

January 24, 2018

When Andrew Short’s team was looking for water beetles on a 2014 GWC-funded biodiversity survey in Guyana, they were armed with nets and tea strainer-like devices, ready to collect samples from waterfalls, flowing water and rock seepages on rocky outcrops. What they weren’t prepared for was the discovery of a water beetle that isn’t…aquatic…and instead Read more