In the News
September 13, 2023
It was 5:30 am and I was already sweating when I stepped out of my wooden sleeping hut and into the steamy dawn at Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. It was already 85°F but would reach 105°F before noon. I was up before the sun to complete my summer intern research project - a census of free-roaming domestic dogs in the park’s buffer zone....
September 05, 2023
Cornell's Dr. Martin Gilbert was interviewed for a Youth Geographic Association podcast about his journey into vulture conservation and ecology in Asia and Africa alongside his revolutionary research that tackled vulture population declines to help promote their recovery.
August 09, 2023
Helen Lee, assistant director of wildlife health and health policy at the College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about the many different responsibilities of her role and the journey that led her back to Cornell where she feels her work is making a difference for wildlife and conservation.
August 01, 2023
Cheetahs have long been my favorite animal, so it is no surprise that in March of 2023, I embarked on a 49-hour journey to the country with the largest population of cheetahs. I have wanted to work with cheetahs since I was five years old....
July 06, 2023
At an altitude of 13,000 feet, I’m strangely captivated by the beads of water collected on the ceiling of my thin nylon shelter. An individual drop slowly swells and parts from its neighbors, plummeting down and crashing on the surface of my sleeping bag....
June 23, 2023
With the help of Dr. Martin Gilbert, Cornell veterinary student Christel-Remy Kuck, DVM '24, lends a hand to struggling vulture populations at VulPro, South Africa through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Expanding Horizons International Education Program.
June 22, 2023
Welcome to the Living with Leopards Project student intern blog. Join us as we explore the implications of human-leopard conflict in the Himalayan foothills, reporting from Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
May 24, 2023
This past summer, with support from Cornell’s Expanding Horizons Program, I had the opportunity to work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia as a veterinary extern....
May 24, 2023
Our Wild Carnivore Health Specialist Dr. Martin Gilbert was awarded a seed grant from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies to tackle issues related to the health of endangered wild dogs (dholes).
May 04, 2023
In the past century, the global tiger population has dwindled from over 100,000 to fewer than 4,000 animals. In this literature review led by Cornell, researchers suggest disease surveillance is increasingly important as tiger populations decline and become more vulnerable to disease outbreaks.