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September 10, 2019
It is a scorcher in the southwestern Peruvian Amazon. Accompanied by the Giant Otter Conservation Project’s human dimensions team, I climb into a van in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of the Department of...
Karyl Carmignani
September 04, 2019
Imagine your life savings is kept outside in a fenced-in area next to your house. Now imagine a stealth, nocturnal creature, as beautiful as it is terrifying, randomly swiping chunks of it, and you have little or...
Kim Hoang Do
September 03, 2019
I woke up one morning to an eruption of shouting in the distance. Some folks were exchanging morning greetings down the street. I peered out of my window only to encounter pitch-black skies, so dark that I had...
September 03, 2019
The breeding season is always an exciting time for us here on the Burrowing Owl Project, and we never know what surprises are in store. This season at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve (RJER), where we completed our...
September 03, 2019
With the tireless work of the Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) Burrowing Owl Recovery Team and Safari Park Bird Department at the Bird Breeding Complex (BBC), conservation breeding of burrowing owls (BUOW...
August 23, 2019
We scramble to complete the information panels on the walls, gather the trash strewn over the floor, and put the finishing touches on the arrangements for receiving our visitors: the table with the welcome packs...
August 22, 2019
For me, visiting Cocha Cashu Biological Station has become an annual pilgrimage. Bi-annual, if I'm lucky. This time I'm accompanying a large number of people that includes other Cashu staff, Peruvian...
August 16, 2019
One of the most important stages of any conservation reintroduction program is post-release monitoring. While the reintroduction itself is an exciting aspect of our work – it is gratifying to watch captive-...
Bailey Mccormick
August 16, 2019
As an undergraduate ecology major, field research isn’t new to me, but I’ve never experienced field work quite like this. It’s 5:00 in the morning, and we are packing up three insulated cooler...
July 30, 2019
Working as a veterinary pathologist for San Diego Zoo Global means that on a regular basis I get up close and personal with many species I’ve never seen before (though unfortunately usually after they are...

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