In the News
October 17, 2018 by Martin Gilbert
On a sweltering monsoon afternoon in September 1994, I stepped out from a garish-painted bus in western Nepal, the driver pointing me south along a rough track threading off between vibrant green rice fields....
September 13, 2018
The Cornell Feline Health Center awarded a grant to continue investigations into the prevalence of canine distemper virus infection in the previously unstudied tiger populations of Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Nepal.
July 11, 2018
A project to help reduce the environmental impacts of livestock grazing in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, while also benefiting snow leopard populations and local Pamir communities, received a grant from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
March 03, 2018 by Martin Gilbert
Given their near supernatural reputation, it can be hard to distinguish the truth of the tiger from its mythology....
January 31, 2018 by Martin Gilbert
The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), already among rarest of the world’s big cats, has now been found to face another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV)....
January 17, 2018
In a new paper, Dr. Martin Gilbert and colleagues describe the first documented case of canine distemper virus in a wild Amur leopard. With only 80 Amur leopards estimated to be left in the wild, infectious disease can have devastating consequences.
November 22, 2017 by Martin Gilbert
If you are a soccer fan you probably remember the penetrating drone of vuvuzelas that pervaded the stadiums of South Africa in the 2010 World Cup....