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

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