A Look Into Malaysian Conservation

As a wildlife conservation enthusiast who has worked for a rehabilitation project in Africa, I was ecstatic about being able to see how Malaysia handled their animals. There were mixed emotions within the group, about whether animals should be kept in enclosures or not, but we popped over to the sun bear and orangutan centres to see … Read more

Tropical Restoration Ecology Class Heading to Malaysian Borneo

Fourteen University of San Francisco MSEM, ENVS, ENVA, and Biology students are heading to Borneo next week! Professor Gretchen Coffman will be leading this two week Arrupe Immersion Class from June 12 -28. Students will be working closely with locals conducting ecological restoration for wildlife habitat. The class will take place in Malaysian Borneo along … Read more

Documenting Endangered Cypress in Laos

Come join me on an extraordinary conservation adventure this New Years. Thanks to National Geographic Conservation Trust, I am back in Laos documenting the critically endangered Chinese swamp cypress population that I stumbled upon while working on a wetland restoration project in central Laos in 2007. Until this discovery, only 250 individuals were known to … Read more

Roots to Reefs

I’m back in Cambodia this summer again revisiting the old growth mangrove forest in Cambodia to help continue the delineation and characterization of this newly protected area with our colleagues from the Prey Nup Mangrove Conservation Project.  Last summer’s investigation introduced my team to enterprising conservationists who have been purchasing and protecting pristine mangrove forests. … Read more