Entries by Stefanie Siller

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. at Safari West

On March 3, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. founder and director Dr. Anthony Giordano was honored to present “Clouded in Mystery: Introducing the enigmatic clouded leopard” at Safari West’s Conservation Dinner Series. His talk focused on S.P.E.C.I.E.S.’s Project Neofelis, which works to conserve the vulnerable clouded leopard and promote it as a flagship species. Safari West is dedicated to […]

World Wildlife Day at the U.N.

This World Wildlife Day, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. staff joined the CITES Secretariat at the United Nations in New York City to discuss the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”. S.P.E.C.I.E.S. staff were privileged to hear from panels of speakers that included organizations such as Panthera and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and representatives of nations including Panama, […]

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. presents at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

The Founder, Director, and Chief Conservation Officer of S.P.E.C.I.E.S., Dr. Anthony Giordano, spoke at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability as a Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Tropical Research. Dr. Giordano’s dedication to ecological preservation drove him to establish S.P.E.C.I.E.S., which promotes carnivores as umbrella species, aids in the mitigation of […]

The European Mink

The European mink (Mustela lutreola) has a long, slender body with a short tail. The weasel-like mammal is usually dark brown to black, with a thin white patch around the mouth that sometimes continues down the neck. It is this contrasting marking that distinguishes them from the similar American mink (Mustela vison). As a semi-aquatic […]

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. at ZACC

From January 22-26, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. attended the ZACC Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. ZACC, Zoos & Aquariums Committing to Conservation, brings together zoo and aquarium professionals from all departments as well as field conservationists from around the world for a 5-day event. S.P.E.C.I.E.S. held a table and presented a poster on two of our key projects, the […]