(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?
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”
I’m scheduled to give a talk to an audience at the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut next month on topics relevant to ecological health and conservation medicine. These emerging field disciplines are popular right now, just as veterinary epidemiology has become a hot topic among interdisciplinary collection-based research programs. They are not just popular. These health […]Read More Jungle Yellow Fever