Voices for Wildlife

By Rob Wallace [Note: this is the seventh in a series of reports from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) on the Identidad Madidi expedition currently taking place in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park] I often feel like a kid in a candy store. As a biologist working in the most biologically diverse protected area in the world,…

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By David Greer Like many aspiring conservationists, I was captivated as a youngster while watching videos of Jane Goodall’s early years in the forest interacting with the fascinating chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania.  I was hooked.   I was determined that I would end up working in Africa on their behalf–it was merely a…

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By Don Church, Global Wildlife Conservation president Before we even had a chance to launch our first expedition this fall in Global Wildlife Conservation’s Search for Lost Species, we somehow amazingly struck gold in Guatemala. That gold was in the form of the brilliantly yellow-hued Jackson’s Climbing Salamander, a species missing to science since its…

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(Patagonia’s Untold Stories) It has finally pushed itself through the entangled root mats. Months of development feeding on wet detritus have come to an end. It will now emerge as a full-fledged adult. The upper portion of its body hangs perpendicular to the rock wall, exposed to the elements. It begins to break free from…

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From Marc Minno In early September Hurricane Irma left a wide path of destruction through the West Indies and Florida.  This category 5 storm not only devastated homes for people, but also ravaged natural habitats, which are homes for unique species of wildlife.  The Florida Keys and the northern coast of Cuba were particularly hard hit. In…

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My work in Brazil focuses on invasive species on islands, but to see a different side of conservation I have joined the Projeto Tamanduá 2017 course in the Pantanal. The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world with the highest concentration of species in the Americas. There are an estimated 1,000 bird, 400 fish…

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Bikepacking Patagonia’s abandoned tracks in search of insects. (R. Isaí Madriz) My bicycle is knee deep in mud. The snowline on the nearby mountains is closer than the previous day. The abandoned track has been softened by the stomping of cattle. After an hour of pushing my loaded bike half a mile through the mud,…

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(Patagonia’s Untold Stories)   Its skin is splitting open down its back. Three pairs of lateral attachment points keep its streamlined body glued to the submerged rock. It will use the glacial raging torrent to its advantage. With the last air in its body, it inflates its thorax to free itself from its pupal skin. It…

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