Notes from a rare planet: Shark week special

This shark week save a shark to save our oceans (Switchboard) “They are an essential component of the food web – simply put they are vital to the health of our oceans” Sharks take 25 years to reach reproductive maturity … Continue reading

I changed… awareness of the threats posed by invasive species on Guam

Cheryl’s hard work led to the reintroduction of the extinct-in-the-wild Guam Rail back to Cocos Island, Guam. Within a few months, there were even Guam Rail chicks. Learn more about how Cheryl Calaustro is raising awareness to the threats posed by invasive species … Continue reading

3 Guam Rail chicks hatched on Cocos Island just months after the rails were reintroduced into wild

Photo courtesy of Ginger Haddock/Fernbird Photography. Late last year 16 Guam Rails were reintroduced into the wild on Cocos island. And guess what? There are chicks! Three chicks hatched this past weekend. The Guam Rail (local name: Ko’ko’ ) was nearly … Continue reading

Conservation Fellow Cheryl Calaustro talks about reintroducing the Guam Rail back into wild on NatGeo radio

Photo courtesy of Ginger Haddock/Fernbird Photography. After two decades of extinction in the wild, 16 endemic Guam Rails (Local name: Ko’ko’) were released onto Cocos Island, Guam on Nov. 16, 2010. Cheryl Calaustro, who ran the successful Rare Pride campaign … Continue reading

Endemic Guam Rail reintroduced onto Guam after two decades of extinction in the wild

Photos courtesy of Ginger Haddock/Fernbird Photography. After two decades of extinction in the wild, 16 endemic Guam Rails (Local name: Ko’ko’) were released onto Cocos Island, Guam on Nov. 16, 2010. The Ko’ko’ was nearly extinct in the wild beginning … Continue reading

The reintroduction of the Guam Rail after 2 decades of extinction in the wild

Photo courtesy of Ginger Haddock/Fernbird Photography. On Nov. 16, 2010, 16 ko’ko’ (Guam Rail) were reintroduced to Guam. The last time a Rail was seen in the wild on Guam was in the late 1980s. Tony Rameriez of the Guam … Continue reading

Hunters on Guam learn how to hunt without destroying the environment (video)

“It was an eye-opening experience, because there are other alternatives in attracting deer. And, yes, I have to admit, we were taught by our parents that the best way to attract deer was to burn a small patch of grass… … Continue reading

A personal note from a campaign manager: Conservation is about culture and respect

Many of our conservation campaigns are entering the home stretch with just a few months to go. Elaina Todd, our campaign manager for effective watershed management in Guam, recently wrote a blog post on RarePlanet talking about how her experience … Continue reading