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Andean Bear Research

Co-Written by Jaz McKibben and Sean McHugh When it comes to tracking and capturing the Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) on camera, success is dependent upon a wide range of factors; including location, habitat type, elevation, level of human disturbance, time of year,...

Beekeeping in the Colibri Cloudforest

By Jasmina McKibben A faint hum perforated the heavy foliage as I scaled a ninety-degree hill. I was already beginning to sweat through my waterproof trekking pants and long-sleeved jacket, but hiking was not on the agenda for that day – I was about to enter the world...

Earning our Views

By Jasmina McKibben As we slithered along the dusty canyon road, packed into a Honda minibus with nineteen other people, I could not help but wonder what the Peruvian mountains had in store for us. With dense, green forest, sheer rock-faces, and a twisting river...

Research for the Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples

 By Camille Cater Spatial information on the extent of global Indigenous lands has never been charted, until now. A new article recently published in Nature Sustainability released a map of the total land owned or managed by Indigenous Peoples around the world using...

Protected Areas Protect Our Best Interests

By Camille Cater The International Union for Conservation of Nature has developed an exciting new set of tools to assess the ecosystem services within important areas for biodiversity and conservation. What are ecosystem services? Ecosystem services are the broad...

Indigenous Partners are Key to Thriving Rainforests

By Camille Cater In a study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution in August, scientists reconstructed the past 1,000 years of human impact on the Ecuadorian cloud forest. They then compared it to the state of the forest before human arrival in the region as well...

The Spectacled Bear. Uncloaked!

By Logan Concienne The spectacled bear — not only is this bear’s name hard to pronounce, it is also hard to find. Recently, not many people have been graced with the spectacled bears' presence. A select few individuals have caught a glimpse of this elusive bear. One...

Research. Ecology. Conservation!

If you want to gain knowledge about someone that is severely passionate about conserving biodiversity and habitats as a whole, Sean McHugh is your scientist! Sean specializes in wildlife research and applied ecology through the use of remote camera traps in various...