Stories in the ‘Global Conservation’ Category

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 6)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel,Zoo News

This is a good spot for a lane

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Before I came to Tinian, I read about using mist nets to trap birds. I imagined a small net put in a quiet corner forest while we watched […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 5)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

fly trap 2

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Two of the species we have trapped are the Rufous Fantail and the Tinian Monarch. The thing is, they both like flies. It’s very important to give the […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 3)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

fishing pole net

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard   Today I learned how to put up a 12-meter mist net! We’ll be trapping birds along one of the old WWII Navy runways which has been almost […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 2)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

working on the boxes

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Today we’ll be setting up the bird room. The hotel has given us a large room to keep the birds in after they are caught. And what is […]

Happy Giraffe/Father’s Day

Posted by in Giraffes,Global Conservation,Zoo News

mtembei-picture

This post was written by Jessica Sigle. As many of you know, this Sunday is Father’s Day, but it’s also World Giraffe Day! The Houston Zoo would like to invite you, and your fathers, to come celebrate World Giraffe Day with our giraffe dad, Mtembei. Mtembei is a Masai giraffe and a proud father to […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,News from the Wild,Staff in the Wild

Star Air to Tinian

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard The adventure begins! Sort of. I’m on my way to the Northern Mariana Islands to work with Pacific Bird Conservation. We’ll be moving birds (Tinian Monarchs and Bridled […]

Protect the Pack!

Posted by in African Forest,Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Global Conservation

Mock ups 2 copy

African painted dogs face many threats in the wild.  One of the largest dangers to dogs is snaring.  Poachers set up snares in the bush, meaning to capture animals for bush meat.  However, snares are indiscriminant and capture more than what they are intended for. Conservationists in Zimbabwe discovered that specialized radio collars can help […]

Saving the World’s Most Critically Endangered Antelope

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Community-Based Conservation,Endangered Species,Global Conservation,Zoo News

Houston Zoo partner, Hirola Conservation Program, is working hard to save a beautiful and unique antelope called a hirola. This species is endemic (only found in a small area) to northeastern Kenya and southwest Somalia, and they are critically endangered. The latest aerial survey in 2011 estimated that only 300-500 hirola are left! Read on to learn about hirola and what the […]

Magnificent Madagascar Turtles!

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Global Conservation,Reptiles,Zoo News

mad close up

This post was written by Bailey Cheney. If you’ve stopped by the ring-tailed lemur exhibit at Wortham World of Primates recently, you might have seen some turtles basking in the sun. Often, while keepers feed the lemurs, they get asked if they’re real turtles. This is because the turtles sit perfectly still as they enjoy the […]

Snaring is Not Only an Exotic Problem

Posted by in African Forest,Aquatic Animals,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Mammals,Texas Conservation

sea turtle

Several times during the year, you can find Houston Zoo staff scouring the beaches of Galveston. All too often, trash, especially plastic products, is improperly disposed of and ends up in our waterways and the surrounding areas. What many people do not know is that these items can prove deadly to local wildlife. Plastics can […]

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