Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

Counting Jaguars in the Amazon

For three months these camera traps will be taking thousands of pictures of a wide variety of mammals and terrestrial birds, but we are particularly interested in the jaguar.   read more

Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in the field of wildlife conservation; however, I took a rather indirect path to get here. As an undergraduate, I was persuaded to follow in the footsteps of several family members and major in education rather than wildlife conservation.   read more

Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Balloons, Balloons Everywhere

Water levels change, sands shift, shorebirds come and go, lightning bugs flicker on and off, Rosa rigosa experiences a brief bloom. However, the one thing that withstands every hurricane, outlasts every plover nesting season, and persists through every ray of sunlight? Balloons.   read more

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Iselle and Endangered Birds

When I found out that not just one, but two hurricanes were headed toward the Big Island of Hawaii, I became worried. Questions started running through my mind: “Are we going to lose power?” “How will the birds handle the hurricane?”   read more

World Orangutan Day

World Orangutan Day

Today is World Orangutan Day! On this day, organizations around the globe are highlighting the plight of one of our closest living relatives, the tree-dwelling “person of the forest.”   read more