Q&A with GWC’S new Director of Key Biodiversity Areas and Species Assessment

February 16, 2017

Last year GWC became one of 11 organizations to join the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership aimed at identifying, mapping, monitoring and conserving the most important sites for species and ecosystems on earth. That’s why we were especially excited to bring on board this year our new director of key biodiversity areas and species assessment, Dr. Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Data and Metrics Manager

February 11, 2017

In January we were thrilled to welcome our new data and metrics manager, Carrie Stengel, to Global Wildlife Conservation’s growing team. Carrie visualizes programmatic and species conservation data for a range of purposes and audiences. She will help GWC focus on creating efficient systems of collecting monitoring and evaluation data to determine and track conservation Read more

Q&A With GWC’s New Director of Protected Area Management

January 30, 2017

This month we welcomed Mike Appleton to the GWC team as GWC’s director of protected area management. Mike focuses on applied, area-based conservation, building on scientific findings to achieve conservation results on the ground. This includes helping governments identify and establish protected areas, creating legal frameworks and systems of governance, developing management strategies and plans, Read more

Q&A with Big Year Record Holder John Weigel

January 19, 2017

In 2016, Devil Ark board member and GWC collaborator John Weigel twitched and ticked through North America trying to break the record for most birds seen in a year. He was Birding for Devils, raising awareness and funds for Devil Ark. Not only did he shatter the former record by 34 birds, but he beat Read more

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

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

Q&A with Jim Sanderson

August 4, 2016

We’re thrilled to introduce GWC’s new program manager of wild cat conservation, Jim Sanderson. Jim’s the founder and director of the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation and a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. His mission is clear: to ensure the survival of small wild cats and their natural habitats worldwide. He does so Read more

Birding for Devils Q&A

July 13, 2016

Intrepid birder and Devil Ark founder John Weigel is on the adventure of a lifetime, as he races across North America to beat the American Birding Association’s Big Year record for most bird species found in a single year. He’s up against time, the elements, delayed flights, confused Customs officials and a small group of individuals also out Read more

Q&A with Arturo Muñoz (co-winner of the 2015 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize)

May 25, 2016

When the Critically Endangered Titicaca Water Frog began to decline precipitously, Arturo Muñoz and Claudia Cortez–winners of the 2015 Sabin Amphibian Conservation Prize–mobilized quickly, securing funding to bring frogs into a breeding facility. As the regional chairs for the Amphibian Specialist Group Bolivia, Muñoz and Cortez developed an effective conservation plan and successfully lobbied government Read more

Q&A with Dr. Cecília Kierulff (winner of the 2015 Sabin Primate Conservation Prize)

May 25, 2016

Thanks to Cecília Kierulff’s work capturing and translocating Golden-Lion Tamarins to better suited habitat in their natural range in the state of Rio de Janeiro, this flagship species has gone from an IUCN red list classification of critically endangered to endangered. When Kierulff conducted the first-ever population estimate for Golden-Lion Tamarin, she counted a mere Read more