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Primate Expertise: Fostering the Next Generation of Primatologists

Primate Expertise: Fostering the Next Generation of Primatologists

If you follow Wild Earth Allies regularly, then you have probably heard us talk about our Congolese partner Primate Expertise (PEx), led by founder and executive director Dr. Augustin Basabose, many times. This partnership is essential to our great ape conservation....

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

By Kelly Hogan, Program and Philanthropy Associate   I am not convinced our partners at ProCosta sleep during the hawksbill turtles nesting season in El Salvador’s Bahía de Jiquilisico (or Jiquilisco Bay). And this season has been one for the record books. The...

Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

A Diverse Landscape Under Threat Kahuzi-Biega National Park is home to exceptional biodiversity that makes it one of the most important sites in the Albertine Rift, which itself is one of the richest ecologically diverse regions in Africa. At 6,000 km2, Kahuzi-Biega...

Learning about Grauer’s Gorillas

Learning about Grauer’s Gorillas

Less is known about Grauer’s gorillas compared to mountain gorillas, whose population has doubled over the past three decades through collaborative conservation efforts of governments, local communities and international conservation partners, including Wild Earth...

Igniting Change for Asian Elephants in Cambodia

Igniting Change for Asian Elephants in Cambodia

An interview with Cambodia Program Director Tuy Sereivathana (Vathana) Vathana recently came to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Geographic Explorer’s Festival. He is a recipient of the  2010 Goldman Environmental Prize and was named a 2011 National Geographic...

Snares: An Unintended Threat to Great Apes

Snares: An Unintended Threat to Great Apes

A Major Threat to Grauer’s Gorillas Snaring is one of the main threats to wildlife within Kahuzi-Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Poachers use cables or wires to make traps for small antelopes, wild pigs, or other game....

The Chimanuka Group

The Chimanuka Group

The Many Faces of a Grauer’s Gorilla Group Grauer’s gorilla is the largest subspecies of eastern gorilla and the largest living primate in the world. In 2016, Grauer’s were reclassified as Critically Endangered, with the population estimated at 3,800-- and declining...

Experience Great Ape Conservation Up-Close

Experience Great Ape Conservation Up-Close

A Visual Journey of Our Collaborative Work in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Award-winning independent photojournalist Allison Shelley, featured in publications such as National Geographic and The New York Times, visited our great apes program partner while on...

The Magic of Mountain Gorillas

The Magic of Mountain Gorillas

A guest post by Anita Winsor, Wild Earth Allies Board Member “One of life’s magic moments” sounds like a tired cliché, but it is an accurate description of my visit with a mountain gorilla family in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. In February, I joined Wild Earth...

Camera Trap Images – A Wild Close to the Year

Camera Trap Images – A Wild Close to the Year

A picture is worth a 1,000 words Dear Friends, What a pleasure to close the year by sharing this remarkable visual from our first set of camera traps placed in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest. Vathana and Thy strived to beat the rains in order to set up cameras in key...