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Part VII: Magic of the field

July 31, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Part VI: Landslides and jugaad

July 31, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Part V: Realities of the field

July 3, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Part IV: Snakes, potatoes and bandhs

July 2, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Part III: In search of the Mishmi Wren-babbler

July 1, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Part II: Renewal in the mountains

June 30, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

A Himalayan Serow, a normally shy and retiring wild goat-antelope, surprises Surya and his sister on their journey.

PART I: The magic of Mandala

June 29, 2015

GWC Associate Conservation Scientist Gautam S. Surya has been in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas conducting a survey of birds since May 25 to better understand the distributions of bird species here. Arunachal Pradesh has the second-highest terrestrial biodiversity on the planet, making it a bona fide biodiversity hotspot. With Read more

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Salamanders of the Cuchumatanes: Lost and found

June 26, 2015

What follows is a firsthand account of a 2014 expedition in search of lost and rare salamanders in Guatemala’s Cuchumatane mountain range by GWC’s Conservation Officer, Robin Moore. “We called it the golden wonder,” says Jeremy Jackson, reminiscing about a salamander that he was the first, and last, to find in the wild 38 years Read more

(Photo by Gautam Surya, Global Wildlife Conservation)

Exploring the wild world of the Eastern Himalayas: A Q&A with Gautam Surya

June 17, 2015

GWC associate conservation scientist Gautam Surya is headed into the forests of Indian state Arunachal Pradesh to conduct one of the first ever and most comprehensive bird surveys in the Eastern Himalayas, the second-most biodiverse place in the world. We caught up with Gautam ahead of his trip to find out what he hopes to Read more

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Camera traps reveal hidden wildlife deep in the jungles of Laos

May 26, 2015

By Andrew Tilker, GWC associate conservation scientist Imagine that you are a wildlife biologist and you’ve been given a dozen pairs of eyes that you can place anywhere in the forest to watch wildlife for you. All you have to do is find a good area, put them down, then walk away. These eyes are Read more