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June 15, 2017
Conservation science uses the tools and methods of science in pursuit of conservation. In pursuit of conservation goals, many conservation scientists find their work also requires patience, determination, and hope...
June 15, 2017
As a senior research associate in the Reproductive Sciences laboratory, I conduct research for the benefit of threatened and endangered species. The most difficult challenge for me is the small number of...
June 14, 2017
It’s good to be back in Cocha Cashu and exciting to be launching a new program with one of its most charismatic denizens, the giant otter. Giant otters, nearly 6.5 feet (2 meters) long, are the icons of...
June 02, 2017
On my first trip to Jamaica in July 1994, I was thrilled to be working with the new recovery program for Jamaican Iguanas. These beautiful large lizards were only just rediscovered in 1990 after having been...
May 30, 2017
In February, a team of biologists from San Diego Zoo Global and Polar Bears International, in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute, visited Svalbard, an island archipelago in the high Arctic (at 71 to...
May 25, 2017
We had a great rainy season last winter, ending an arduous drought and beginning a busy spring for us at the Native Plant Seed Bank. It is important that we take advantage of heavy rainfall years, and there are...
May 23, 2017
Although I’m still learning new things about deploying camera traps in tropical forests even after years of doing so, and although sometimes the animals take too much interest in the cameras, sometimes...
May 23, 2017
I mentioned in an earlier blog that we started collaborating last year with Danny Lough, who is interested in understanding what animals collect and eat seeds in the mountainous forests of Southeast Peru...
May 18, 2017
Early this year, a report was released highlighting the current crisis the iconic cheetah is facing worldwide. It is now estimated that only around 7000 cheetahs remain in Africa and more than three-quarters of...
May 17, 2017
One of my main duties at the Institute for Conservation Research is managing the daily operations and husbandry of animals at the Griffin Reptile Conservation Center (GRCC).  This off-display facility at the...

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