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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

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Coming Together to #MakeASplash

December 5, 2016

By Dune Ives, Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation On World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2016, Sir Richard Branson challenged Adrian Grenier to swim the Straits of Messina on Sept. 27 for ocean health. Adrian accepted his challenge. Adrian wasn’t a swimmer. Well, he could swim, but never before had he completed an open Read more

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Before Two Degrees: Diagnosing the Pollinator Problem

December 1, 2016

By Savannah Miller, GWC guest blogger Imagine the Rocky Mountains as you would the human body. Think of the organs as the slopes, meadows, valleys, and forests, and the heart as the snow-packed peaks, feeding the landscape with snowmelt through its arteries—the Rio Grande, Yellowstone and Saskatchewan. But it’s our necessary warriors, the pollinators, that Read more

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Meeting launches protected areas monitoring program in Chile

November 28, 2016

Researchers have been using camera traps to monitor Andean Cats in Northern Chile for the past 12 years. Last week conservationists, including GWC’s program manager of Wild Cat Conservation, Jim Sanderson, met at Universidad Católica de Temuco in Chile to launch a monitoring program for the country’s entire system of protected areas (SNASPE). Jim presented Read more

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Tamaraw Adventures

November 23, 2016

It’s blazing hot, the mountains are steep, and with every crest comes another. We drop our packs atop a crest, gulp back some water, then start to enjoy the amazing vista that had seemed so daunting just seconds before. We all gaze at the beauty of our surroundings listening to the beating of our hearts Read more

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Giving Thanks: For the Annamite Striped Rabbit

November 22, 2016

I came to Southeast Asia thinking that I would study tigers. Instead I study tiger rabbits. If you had told me four years ago that the focus of my work, indeed my obsession, would be furry fluff balls that could fit in my hand, I would have thought you were crazy. And yet that is Read more

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Giving Thanks: For Rangers

November 22, 2016

I am thankful for rangers. Without rangers, our parks would be nothing but lines on a map. Without rangers, species targeted by poachers would be in a much worse state than they are now. Without rangers, the communities that live around parks would be much less well informed and much less willing to sustainably manage Read more

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Giving Thanks: For Conservation Colleagues

November 22, 2016

As an artist, I am constantly seeking inspiration in the world; and for me that is done primarily through interaction with others. I am fortunate enough to be able to interact with some pretty badass individuals on the regular. My team, my colleagues, and now my friends at GWC, work tirelessly, endlessly and often times Read more

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Giving Thanks: For Civil Servants

November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving, among many other things, is a time to reflect and give thanks to the persons, institutions and circumstances whose actions make one’s life a bit better. I am grateful to many: my family, friends, teachers and colleagues. But at this time of rapid sociopolitical changes around the world, my special thanks go to the Read more

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Giving Thanks: For a Wild World

November 22, 2016

To say that our tiny blue and green speck of a planet is remarkable would be an understatement. We have frogs that can shape shift, opossums that can self-immunize, snakes that can fly (without planes!), deep-sea creatures that light their own way, wolves that walk on stilts, cats that can run up to 60 mph Read more