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Honoring endangered species all year round

May 20, 2016

May 20th marks Endangered Species Day, but at Global Wildlife Conservation, we celebrate biodiversity every second of every day. We checked in with GWC staff and GWC associate conservation scientists to learn more about why each person is committed to doing what it takes to conserve wildlife—and to discover which endangered species are among the Read more

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It’s a girl! Sumatran rhino calf born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

May 12, 2016

Hope arrived in Indonesia in the form of a Sumatran Rhino calf, thanks to the hard work of our partners at the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI), who announced May 12 the second birth of a calf at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). The first calf, born in 2012, was the Read more

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Q&A with GWC Director of Species Conservation Barney Long

March 23, 2016

Dr. Barney Long joined Global Wildlife Conservation this month as GWC’s director of species conservation. Barney works on the conservation of endangered mammal species and the thematic approaches required to achieve the recovery of their populations. He has worked extensively on Saola, Sumatran and Javan Rhino, Tiger, Gibbons, Doucs and a host of other species Read more

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Tapirs to the global warming rescue

March 20, 2016

One of the planet’s most important helpers in combatting global warming lives deep in the Amazon rainforest and looks like a stout donkey with a elephantine nose and a mohawk; a bit like a creature from the creative mind of Jim Henson. It’s the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), an herbivorous mammal that is helping to Read more

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A Q&A with Clay Bolt, award-winning Natural History Photographer

February 26, 2016

Award-winning natural history photographer and GWC partner Clay Bolt traveled this month with GWC Communications Director Robin Moore and a team of conservationists and photographers to CREA‘s Cocobolo Nature Reserve in eastern Panama. Bolt is a Natural History and Conservation Photographer specializing in macro photography with an emphasis on invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians. He regularly works with Read more

Juvenile Macaya breast-spot landfrog, Eleutherodactylus thorectes, a Critically Endangered species on a quarter in the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti

A Q&A with Dr. Robin Moore, author of In Search of Lost Frogs

January 22, 2016

When Dr. Robin Moore sat down with colleagues from the Amphibian Specialist Group to brainstorm how to bolster the status of amphibians in the public’s eye, they had no sense of the whirlwind media attention that would result from the kernel of an idea that came out of that meeting. The basis of the idea Read more

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Q&A from the field: Nicaragua

December 17, 2015

Chris Jordan is GWC’s Nicaragua programs director. His current research focuses on Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) and jaguar (Panthera onca) spatial ecology, occupancy and conservation along the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. We sat down with him to talk more about his work—and what he loves most about his job protecting species. Q: What’s your favorite Read more

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The last best hope for Owston’s civet

October 29, 2015

By Andrew Tilker, GWC associate conservation scientist The jungles of the central Annamites are renowned for their incredible small carnivore diversity: the number of sharp-toothed furry critters roaming these forests should send a shiver of fear down the back of anything rabbit-sized or smaller: and a shiver of pleasure to any tropical biologist who happens Read more

Confronting the ghost of the saola

September 4, 2015

After six hours of hiking through the jungle-covered mountains of central Vietnam I had had it. In spades. I was on my last legs, and I let out an audible whoop of joy when we finally came to our destination. We stumbled into the remote Katu village of Aur and I let my backpack fall—thud!—to Read more