Q&A with Louis Masai, The Art of Beeing

October 24, 2016

British artist Louis Masai is a London-based artist who uses nature as his muse. An artist and wildlife aficionado since he was young, Masai’s work is a visual voice for endangered animals and the natural environment. Masai spends 50 percent of his time in the studio using pen and inks, paint and brushes, sculpture and Read more


Before Two Degrees: Introduction

October 20, 2016

By Savannah Miller, GWC guest blogger I never imagined that I would meet Jane Goodall, and I certainly had not imagined meeting her under dire circumstances. I was lingering in a hallway of the Le Bourget, the Paris headquarters of the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) in 2015. There she was. The woman, world leader, Read more


Conserving Chelonians in Sulawesi, Indonesia

October 11, 2016

By Christine Light, guest blogger Chelonians are among the most endangered vertebrates on Earth with nearly half of the world’s species threatened with extinction. Unfortunately, this situation is largely overlooked in the worldwide conservation community due to the fact that turtles are reptiles and not the typically “cute and cuddly” iconic mammals revered in popular Read more


On the Lookout for Pallas’ Cats in Sailugem National Park

September 30, 2016

It took two days for me and small cat conservationist Anya Barashkova and our colleagues to drive from Novosibirsk, Siberia, to the new extension to Sailugem National Park on the border between Russia and Mongolia. In addition to doing an interview with local TV, we checked previously set camera traps and set up additional camera traps Read more


Pangolins receive strongest global trade protection

September 29, 2016

On Sept. 28, Pangolins were provided the strongest possible global protections from trade as the international commercial trade of Pangolins and Pangolin parts was officially proposed for prohibition. This happened at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, Read more


Saving Goat Islands

September 28, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the incredible news broke that a massive transshipment port proposed in the heart of Jamaica’s largest Protected Area would instead be built in a less environmentally sensitive area. The seemingly simple announcement marks an unprecedented win for conservation, the culmination of three years of hard-fought battle to preserve Jamaica’s natural heritage Read more

Sumatran Rhino (Photo by Barney Long)

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

The Pan-American highway cuts through this vast wilderness and poses a serious threat to the tapir populaton. In 2015 alone, 9 tapirs were known to be killed after getting struck by vehicles. Signs along the roadway warn  motorists of the risk of collisions with tapirs, but more must be done to mitigate the problem.

Preserving tapirs in the mysterious mountains of Costa Rica

August 29, 2016

By Laurie Hedges, GWC guest blogger In the highlands of southern Costa Rica lies an extraordinary place. Away from the tropical beaches and steaming jungles, to walk into the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca is to enter another world. Mountain peaks soar over 3,000 meters, covered with mist-shrouded cloud forest, contorted stands of oak Read more