Stories in the ‘Staff in the Wild’ Category

Saving Sea Turtles in the Gulf – Part 1

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Endangered Species,News from the Wild,Reptiles,Sea Turtles,Staff in the Wild,Texas Conservation,Zoo News

Turtle excluder devices help protect sea turtles, like this guy, from shrimp nets!

Greetings from Panama City! The Houston Zoo recently visited Florida with our partners at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to test turtle excluder devices (TEDs) for fisheries across the globe to incorporate into their shrimp nets. These TEDs are critical – and required by federal law – to ensure the safety of sea turtles […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Conclusion)

Posted by in Bird Conservation in Saipan,Birds,Staff in the Wild

Transport boxes that will be used when the birds are translocated.

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 ends. Today I left Tinian for Saipan, where I’ll spend the night before heading home. As of this morning, the goal of catching 50 Bridled White […]

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)

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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 4)

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3 Honey extracted

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 We started netting birds on Thursday afternoon, which means my education on how to extract birds from the net began as well. Mist nets are made of very […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World (Update #4)

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. After a 2.5 hour flight from Hangzhou we arrived in Chengdu. We were greeted at the airport by […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 3)

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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)

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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 […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World (Update #3)

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. Our week in Hangzhou has ended. Over the course of the workshop we discussed training, enrichment and exhibit […]

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 […]

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