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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...
July 29, 2019
Times are tough for field stations and ours in the Peruvian Amazon is no exception. Not too long ago, ecologists flocked to Cocha Cashu, undaunted by its remoteness and eager to study “nature as it...
July 29, 2019
Dinner is finished and I rattle off a couple of emails in the office before it's time to head down the path to my tent. I am not just anyplace. I’m at Cocha Cashu Biological Station in the Peruvian Amazon...
July 25, 2019
I’m here visiting the giant otter conservation project led by postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Adi Barocas. We have set out to understand how human uses of oxbow lakes that these otters call home...
July 19, 2019
Most people have heard the terms ‘critically endangered’ and ‘vulnerable’, but it seems to me few people know how those terms are generated and assigned. There is indeed a scientific process...
Paul Lamp
June 27, 2019
Tasmanian devils are suffering from Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) a transmissible cancer which has already killed around 80 percent of the population. In an effort to boost the population and stop the spread of...
June 27, 2019
Habitat is one of the most important features to consider in conservation of endangered species. Loss of habitat is one of the primary reasons that species become threatened- when areas get developed for urban or...
June 21, 2019
We crossed the border into Northern Baja California, Mexico, in search of some of the rarest plants found both sides of the US/MX border. Many of these species are already the subject of many years of conservation...

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