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Creation of Reserve Offers First Protection for Threatened Colombian Ecosystem

July 17, 2014

ProAves, Rainforest Trust and Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) have announced the creation of the Chamicero de Perijá Nature Reserve, the first protected area in northern Colombia’s Serranía de Perijá mountain range. ProAves has acquired 11 adjacent properties that form the 1,850-acre Chamicero de Perijá Nature Reserve. The reserve’s establishment is extremely timely, as 98 percent Read more

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Guatemalan Government Creates 47,00-acre Sierra Caral Protected Area

May 23, 2014

Guatemala’s National Congress created the Sierra Caral National Protected Area yesterday, making it the nation’s first federally protected area to be established in seven years. The core of the new 47,000-acre protected area is the Sierra Caral Amphibian Conservation Reserve, which local conservation partner FUNDAECO created with the support of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) Rainforest Read more

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Rainforest Haiku by Talented 5th Grade Students

May 13, 2014

Andrew Beal’s fifth grade class explored the causes and effects of deforestation, and then they took steps to engage others in the fight to protect forests. Among other outcomes, the students’ efforts resulted in raising $385 for GWC’s Acre for Nature Program. This is the second year the students have researched deforestation and made a donation Read more


Three Threatened Frogs Protected Alongside Andean Condors by Vast New Protected Area Around the Antisana Volcano, Ecuador

May 1, 2014

A consortium of partners including the Amphibian Survival Alliance, Rainforest Trust (RT), Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) and the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have come together to enable local partner Fundación Jocotoco to purchase more than 270,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat in Ecuador. The mammoth property acquisition, which includes the 18,714-foot Antisana Volcano, will create Read more

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Surveying Papua New Guinea – One of the Last Great Wildernesses Part 2

October 24, 2012

The Star Mountains, located in southwest Papua New Guinea, are rich in botanical species: during February and March this year, the intrepid research team identified around 700 plant varieties, of which 28 were new species, including rhododendrons, myrtles and orchids (there are more species of orchid in New Guinea than any other region). There were Read more

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Surveying Papua New Guinea – One of the Last Great Wildernesses Part 1

October 17, 2012

Shrouded in mist and drenched by regular rains, the tropical montane forests of Papua New Guinea’s remote western interior offer an unforgiving domain. Concealed by the thick, entangled undergrowth, a pioneering biological survey along the Hindenburg Wall – possibly one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth – has revealed dozens of species new to Read more

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New Species Discovered: Poisonous Frogs and Brilliantly Colored Fishes Among 60 New Species Document

October 2, 2012

​In March 2012, Dr. Leeanne Alonso of Austin’s Global Wildlife Conservation, in collaboration with Conservation International-Suriname and with support from the Suriname Conservation Foundation, led the scientific team. Sixteen scientists and about 30 local field assistants spent three weeks exploring and recording species along the Palumeu River and in the Grensgebergte Mountains and lowland rainforests Read more


Blue Vipers, Endangered Frogs, and Threatened Birds Protected by New Guatemalan Reserve

May 29, 2012

Conservationists are celebrating the establishment of the new 6,000-acre Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve in Guatemala, which will protect some of the country’s most endangered wildlife. The reserve is home to a dozen globally threatened frogs and salamanders, five found nowhere else in the world, three species of threatened birds, and the recently discovered Merendon Palm-pitviper Read more

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Getting back- the adventure continued!

March 26, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – ​While the team was now closer to Palumeu, they still had to get around several dangerous rapids on the Palumeu River to get back. The now 29 men from Apetina and Palumeu bravely spent several days carrying and dragging the large dugout boats along the trail 3 km through the forest from Read more

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RAP Site 4 – Kasikasima Camp

March 19, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – ​The next day, scientists from CI-Suriname and nine men from Palumeu arrived at the small village. The men immediately set to constructing a base camp for the RAP team along the river on the side of the Kasikasima Mountain. They constructed two large tents for sleeping, a kitchen tent, and a laboratory Read more