Q&A with GWC’S new Director of Key Biodiversity Areas and Species Assessment

February 16, 2017

Last year GWC became one of 11 organizations to join the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership aimed at identifying, mapping, monitoring and conserving the most important sites for species and ecosystems on earth. That’s why we were especially excited to bring on board this year our new director of key biodiversity areas and species assessment, Dr. Read more

Camera Traps Set to Unlock Pu Mat National Park’s Mysteries

February 14, 2017

In July 2016, I traveled with a colleague of mine, An The Truong Nguyen, to Pu Mat National Park (NP), a protected area in a remote corner of north-central Vietnam. Pu Mat NP is believed to be one of the best places in Vietnam for rare and endangered Annamite endemic mammals. It was here that Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Data and Metrics Manager

February 11, 2017

In January we were thrilled to welcome our new data and metrics manager, Carrie Stengel, to Global Wildlife Conservation’s growing team. Carrie visualizes programmatic and species conservation data for a range of purposes and audiences. She will help GWC focus on creating efficient systems of collecting monitoring and evaluation data to determine and track conservation Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Director of Protected Area Management

January 30, 2017

This month we welcomed Mike Appleton to the GWC team as GWC’s director of protected area management. Mike focuses on applied, area-based conservation, building on scientific findings to achieve conservation results on the ground. This includes helping governments identify and establish protected areas, creating legal frameworks and systems of governance, developing management strategies and plans, Read more

Q&A with Big Year Record Holder John Weigel

January 19, 2017

In 2016, Devil Ark board member and GWC collaborator John Weigel twitched and ticked through North America trying to break the record for most birds seen in a year. He was Birding for Devils, raising awareness and funds for Devil Ark. Not only did he shatter the former record by 34 birds, but he beat Read more

The End of My Big Year of Birding (for Devils)

January 18, 2017

Well, it’s over. Seemingly five busy years somehow compressed into 366 tumultuous days. My one and only tilt at an ABA Big Year ‘belt’ is over, a fact that is only beginning to sink in, though I’ve been home for two weeks while the 2016 road dust has slowly settled. It was a year that Read more

New camera trap images peer into hidden world of the Annamites

January 10, 2017

On its face a camera trap is a simple device: a camera, connected to a sensor, that takes a picture when the sensor detects movement. But this simple creation has revolutionized wildlife surveys, and nowhere more so than in tropical rainforests, where animals are often rare, difficult to observe and elusive. These “eyes in the Read more

Power to the Forests of Palawan

December 16, 2016

Flashback to January 2014: For someone born and raised in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it was my first time to hear of a mountain called Cleopatra’s Needle. As a typical Palaweño, I only knew of the famous sites such as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Underground River), and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park and Read more

From the Field: Hurricane Otto Tears Through Indio Maíz

December 12, 2016

I have spent the last few years helping protect Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve in collaboration with the indigenous Rama and afro-descendant Kriol communities who call it home. I have spent many months in Indio Maíz researching its flora and fauna, countless hours in meetings and negotiations with authorities to change their meager commitment to Read more

Q&A with Wildlife Artist Dao Van Hoang

December 8, 2016

Very few individuals in the world have been fortunate to lay eyes on an Annamite-striped Rabbit, a unique rabbit with stripes like a tiger, only discovered by science in Southeast Asia in the mid-90s. Among them, however, is GWC associate conservation scientist Andrew Tilker, and thanks to his friend artist Dao Van Hoang, Tilker will Read more