(Source) re-post The following topic is quite interesting and relevant to the wildlife conservation movement, particularly during such troubled economic times. I don’t know that I will deliver this post in the typical lively spirit that you are familiar with, as it has been a long weekend for some reason. But I always digress…. If […]Read More RP-Branding the Uber-Iconic Wildlife Ambassadors
http://cnn.org/2010/US/04/24/mears.sartore.qanda/index.html?hpt=C1 Both the New York Times & CNN seem to be reading the Zoo Peeps blog. I’m so flattered. I won’t distract you with my thoughts, but read my article on the re-branding of African wild dogs and other endangered species. The new field of conservation marketing and brand development is taking off. -JCS, ZKERead More Riveting Piece About NGS Photographer & Vanishing Species
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0414-hance_matrix.html When I first embarked on doctoral research study it was clear that climate change had a great impact on amphibian decline as did disease along with pollutants (toxicants). Although I eventually transferred from a program that would allow me to investigate such issues, the topic will continue to warrants a lot of attention. I […]Read More What do you mean their dorsal spots ain’t right?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/opinion/15kristof.html?emc=eta1 Short Note: A friend just shared this article with me and it is particularly timely following my post concerning the branding of uber-iconic mega-fauna. The African Wild Dog has been “re-branded” by conservationists as the painted hunting dog or painted dog in hopes of drawing more attention to the plight of this endangered canid […]Read More Re-Painting the Spotted Dog, Spectacled Bear & those Siberian/Manchurian Felids
WSC REPORT Please read my post on the State of the Wild (WCS 2010). The white-headed langur like the Indo-Chinese tiger and other tiger subspecies has been driven to near extinction in-part because of wildlife trafficking. Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to promote the practice of zootherapy. Zootherapeutic agents include parts and derivatives of whole carcasses, […]Read More “Rarest of the Rare”
http://www.carnivorecampaign.eu/ Last year I got an opportunity to work with my colleague, Dr. Angela Glatston, on PR initiatives for the (European Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s (EAZA)) Carnivore Conservation Campaign. Angela is the Curator of Mammals at the Rotterdam Zoo and an authority on red pandas among other small carnivore taxa. She is a member […]Read More “The Dirty Dozen”
http://journalwatch.conservationmagazine.org/category/endangered-species/ I wasn’t not aware that flipper/wing bands impeded motion in these temperate penguins, but perhaps the bands used in field research are different than the “plastic” ones that I’m more familiar with. I really would like to know. I suspect that perhaps wild marine birds require more durable bands and much greater mobility. I […]Read More “Spheniscid Screening”