by Sagar Dahal
Many students struggle with the design of wildlife research projects and being able to analyze the data after coming back from the field. To help build my skills in this regard, I just attended the “Boot Camp for Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis” this September 24 to October 6, 2019 organized by Biodiversity Conservation Society Sarawak with the logistic support of Bhutan Government at Bumthang Bhutan. This was my second time attending the training.
The ten-day course covered the basics of Bayesian Statistics, different types of data distribution (Binomial, Poisson and Gaussian or Normal), concept of…
by Jim Sanderson, Ph.D.
As Steve and I drove deeper into the Bakhuis Mountains, west-central Suriname, on a freshly cut track the canopy closed above us. A large red-footed tortoise slowly crossed the road ahead of us, the third of its kind that we saw since leaving base camp a few hours ago. As we approached the first make-shift bridge crossing a small stream something, a tree branch perhaps, appeared to block our passage. “Good, we brought a chainsaw”, I thought. As we neared the bridge we could see this was no branch. A jaguar had awoken from his nap…
By Tiasa Adhya and Partha Dey
Chilika, a brackish water lagoon situated on the eastern coast of India, is our new field base. A Ramsar site, Chilika is the largest wintering ground for migratory waterfowl on the Indian subcontinent. More than 130 fishermen villages surround the perimeter of the lake.
It is now the month of February. Now through the first week of April is the most promising time for field work.
Winter has left us and the winter migrants are following suit.
By Lina Maria Valencia, GWC Colombia Conservation Officer
Global Wildlife Conservation turned 10 years old this year, marking an opportunity to celebrate the organization’s incredible conservation work around the world. For me it is also a chance to reflect on the vital role that GWC has played in transforming me from a researcher to a conservationist, taking action on the ground to help save species in my home country of Colombia.
Over the last four years, I have been evaluating the viability of populations of the Silvery Brown Tamarin in habitats degraded by cattle ranching. This endangered primate is endemic…
In 2017, the Smithsonian Institute launched the inaugural Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit served as a way to build community and positive thinking during Earth Month; to overshadow the doom-and-gloom rhetoric on our current climate and conservation issues by instead focusing on the positive impacts made around the globe. This year, Earth Optimism is going digital-allowing more people from around the world to participate and tell their story of why they are each an Earth Optimist. Check out why GWC staff and associates are celebrating Earth Optimism this month:
February is the second month of the year, the shortest month of the year…and did you know that it is the month of the…fish tiger?
Fishing Cats-called Machbagha ( Mach=fish, Bagha=tiger-like) in parts of West Bengal-are neighbors to a few civilizations around the world that have thrived in the laps of the mighty rivers of South and Southeast Asia. My colleague Vanessa Herranz Munro at the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project describes how the Fishing Cat is depicted in the relic structures of an ancient civilization on the floodplains of the mighty Mekong.
This fish-loving felid of West Bengal, which is…
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