Allyson Walsh

Blogger Profile: Allyson Walsh

Allyson Walsh, Ph.D., is an associate director in the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research’s Applied Animal Ecology division, joining San Diego Zoo Global in 2011. Previously, Allyson’s early research focus was on the landscape and foraging ecology of insectivorous bats. She has developed nationwide citizen science projects to monitor bat populations in the UK, directed science programs on North American bats for Bat Conservation International, and spent six years as the executive director of Lubee Bat Conservancy.
Tracking Desert Tortoises “Drone Style”

Tracking Desert Tortoises “Drone Style”

One of the best new technologies to emerge as a tool for wildlife studies is the unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone.   read more

Six California Condors Fly to Mexico—By Plane!

Six California Condors Fly to Mexico—By Plane!

Every step of this move is carefully planned and executed to ensure the safest, smoothest possible trip for the birds.   read more

Planning a Perfect Desert (Tortoise) Getaway

Planning a Perfect Desert (Tortoise) Getaway

My boots are sitting in the hallway covered in dust…. But following such an inspiring field experience in the Mojave Desert, where I released tortoises to the wild, it just seemed too soon to wipe away the dusty memories of my desert adventure.   read more