conservation

Rhiannon Kirton: Zoologist | Black Birders Week
Rhiannon Kirton: Zoologist | Black Birders Week

Rhiannon Kirton is a wildlife specialist and one of the organizers behind the viral online movement, Black Birders Week. Although the week has ended, the work has just begun for this grassroots group. Black AF in STEM is now challenging outdoor brands to show the Black community that they truly ...

Tolga Aktas: Conservation Biologist | Black Birders Week
Tolga Aktas: Conservation Biologist | Black Birders Week

Tolga Aktas is a UK-based conservation biologist who participated in Black Birders Week. “Growing up, there weren’t many outlets showing diversity, so I was only able to be inspired by white conservationists and naturalists,” Aktas said. “The Black Birders Week movement allowed me to see that there are many Black ...

COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?
COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?

This piece comes to us from Charles Emogor, who worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Nigeria as part of the Conservation Leadership Program before moving on to get his PhD, for which he is continuing his pangolin research in Nigeria.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pangolins have been making headlines. ...

How Global Coral Reef Conservation Is Adapting to COVID-19
How Global Coral Reef Conservation Is Adapting to COVID-19

This piece comes to us from Dr. Emily Darling, a conservation scientist with WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) who leads WCS’s global coral reef monitoring program.

In late February, I was with a team of scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) underwater on one of the Caribbean’s isolated atolls: Glover’s Reef in Belize.

The ...

Lynx Fact Sheet
Lynx Fact Sheet

Lynx: mammals of the family Felidae. They are considered a medium-sized cat.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Carnivora
Family: | Felidae
Genus: | Lynx

There are four living species of lynx across the globe: the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), and bobcat (Lynx rufus).

The ...

Elephant Fact Sheet
Elephant Fact Sheet

Elephants: mammals of the family Elephantidae. They are the largest existing land animals.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Proboscidea
Family: | Elephantidae

There are currently three species of elephants across the globe: the African bush elephant (Elephas maximus bengalensis), the African forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), and the Asian ...

Ecology in the Time of Pandemic
Ecology in the Time of Pandemic

This piece, which explores the assault on nature that has contributed to the spillover of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, was prepared by Wildlife Conservation Society's Senior Conservation Ecologist and Fellow with the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library, Eric Sanderson.

One of ...

Rare White Giraffe Poaching and What You Can Do
Rare White Giraffe Poaching and What You Can Do

Earlier this week, two extremely rare and mesmerizingly white giraffes, a mother and calf, were killed by poachers in Kenya, leaving only one white giraffe, a male (or bull). The white giraffes showed signs of a disorder known as leucism, which is a partial loss of pigmentation, unlike albinism which ...