By Chris Jordan, GWC’s Nicaragua Programs Director (with editorial help from Gerald R. Urquhart, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University) November 24, 2016, is a day I will never forget. While many in the United States were sitting down to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner, I was hunkered down with my forest patrol team in Nicaragua as…
When I surface exhausted at the end of day, the job really begins. It is my role to create these short videos for you each night before I crawl into my hammock for a few hours sleep.
One of our team members found a hilarious video online about train safety. After a good laugh, we decided to try our hand at sending our own safety message out into the world.
Blue holes are time capsules that contain some of the most intriguing collections of natural, geologic, and human history in the West Indies. Take a closer look.
Our team members do not want to keep all this experience for themselves … They want everybody, and especially the local people of the Bahamas, to benefit from it.
Habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting are driving a “devastating decline” of the iconic giraffe, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said today. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40 percent over the last 30 years, and the species is now listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
An update to the IUCN Red List was released at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) in Cancun, Mexico. Apart from the giraffe the list also has grim news for birds, wild plants, and Lake Victoria’s freshwater species: Full details in this post.
Words by Chandra Brown
Photos by Robin Carleton
Almost two months after protesters began to gather against the “black snake” – the Dakota Access oil Pipeline – a much smaller protest came to a reservoir on the Snake River, the largest tributary to the Columbia. At the Free the Snake flotilla, kayakers, fishermen, and tribal representatives called for the return of the salmon to the people and waters from which they are rapidly disappearing.
Another world exists parallel to this forest of whispering pines. Below is a labyrinth of caves, the likes of which are only beginning to be fully understood and mapped.
“When I was invited to this expedition, it was like being invited to dive safety nirvana; some of these divers wrote the books I made a job out of!”
The dynamic properties of water present opportunities to better manage our resources—as well as address our global environment challenges. A brief guide to how water moves.
A big of geology and a touch of forestry reveal a dimension of the Bahamas few people really take in.
We’re mapping a cave system that could prove to be the most extensive island cave system in the world. But the most rewarding part is working with school kids at the site for all sorts of hands-on activities.
I came to learn. About strength of ceremony, compassion and community, and power of peaceful resistance.
Photos by Basia Irland unless otherwise noted. Source pond at spring Beginnings of the creek As a tributary of the Monongahela River, which runs through north-central West Virginia, I am only 24.6 miles (39.6 km) in length, with a watershed of 64-square miles. In my upper reaches I flow through some beautiful stretches of land, including…
Public enemy number one, it might be called: Eurasian watermilfoil. It’s not on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, but maybe it should be, say scientists who study lakes. The invasive weed’s crime? It crowds out native underwater plants, fouls boat propellers and smothers swimming areas in freshwater lakes across the northern U.S. The invader’s…