Q&A with GWC’s New Primate Conservation Director

December 26, 2017

Dr. Anthony Rylands began his career studying primates in the Amazon and Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil. Since 1996, he has served as deputy Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, and has increasingly focused his work on the objectives of the specialist group—networking, coordinating, and publishing on themes that focus on the conservation Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new Chief Conservation Officer

December 26, 2017

In November of 2017, world-renowned wildlife champion Russ Mittermeier joined GWC as Chief Conservation Officer, a leadership role that will help position GWC as an even more powerful force for the protection of endangered wildlife and wildlands. With more than 45 years of experience in conservation, Mittermeier has described 18 species new to science, has Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new executive assistant

December 20, 2017

This month we were thrilled to welcome Ella Outlaw to the GWC team as our new executive assistant. Ella comes to us from Conservation International, where she worked as Russ Mittermeier’s executive assistant. We touched base with Ella about her new role with GWC, how she developed her passion for conservation, and her love of Read more

Bat Appreciation Month winds down (but our appreciation does not)

October 31, 2017

Bats get a bad rap. Not only thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but more modern depictions and myths shed a dark and eerie light on these flighted mammals. However, aside from the few hematophagic species (which is definitely a diet straight out of a horror film, but bares no real danger to humans), there is Read more

A Q&A with Children’s Book Author/Illustrator Eric Losh

July 19, 2017

Brooklyn-based artist Eric Losh is no stranger to Global Wildlife Conservation. For several years he has used his talent to design the beautiful holiday cards for GWC partner Saola Working Group, and he is author and illustrator of “Wonders of the Annamites,” a children’s book that highlights the beauty of the species GWC works to Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new Chief Operating Officer

June 27, 2017

This spring we welcomed Alex Quintero to the GWC team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Alex is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations of GWC, which includes the areas of finance, accounting, human resources, fundraising, facilities and general administration. Prior to joining GWC, Alex worked for The Nature Conservancy for 18 Read more

Q&A with GWC’s new social media manager

June 20, 2017

Cat Kutz is the new voice behind GWC’s social media. As the social media manager, she focuses on producing and curating exciting and engaging content to spread the word about GWC’s important mission and to inspire followers to become conservationists and wildlife champions. Prior to joining GWC, Cat worked as the media production manager for Read more

Q&A with Jessa Garibay (winner of the 2016 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize)

May 19, 2017

In 2016, Jessa Garibay, project manager at the Centre for Sustainability, helped lead a team of partners to successfully secure Palawan’s largest critical habitat designation to protect one of the world’s most irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife. Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat safeguards 100,000 acres of forest and a diverse community of wildlife, including Read more

Q&A with Ryan Walker (winner of the 2016 Sabin Turtle Conservation Prize)

May 19, 2017

Ryan Walker, a senior ecologist and ecological consultant for several small consultancies, has spent the last few years working with colleagues to determine the limits of the remaining range and distribution of two critically endangered tortoise species—the Spider Tortoise and the Radiated Tortoise—in southern Madagascar. Walker has helped lead efforts to maintain a monitoring program Read more