Learn about the Golden Monkey

How much do you really know about endangered monkeys around the world?  Check out this free quiz from National Geographic. How’d you do?  Do you want to learn more about primate species?  Here are a few websites we recommend for getting some basic info. First, a fun and kid friendly introduction to understanding our snub-nosed cousin.   Want more detail on how the Guizhou Snub-nosed Golden Monkey relates to other endangered primate species?  Check out this list (planet of the monkeys is another fun way to learn more about endangered monkeys in general).   Finally, help our friends at NationalRead More

Interview with Dr Rebecca Lewison

Interview with Dr. Lewison Fanjingshan has been renowned as a cultural, spiritual and natural destination for centuries, and impacts its visitors deeply, but differently each time. What are some of the most distinctive impressions we come away with after our first visits to Fanjingshan? Now we have the distinct pleasure of discussing some of Dr. Rebecca Lewison’s thoughts on her return from fieldwork in October. She was deeply impressed by the natural scenery, particularly some of the remotest parks of the Reserve, and agrees the best way to get to know the place is to just hit the Mountain! BelowRead More

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

Great picture. Some really interesting questions at the end of this blog. Photograph by Joel Sartore Location: Ocean Park, Hong Kong Source: National Geographic At first glance, the golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) more closely resembles a children’s book illustration than an actual animal. With its wild orange hair, squished grey face, and bulging black eyes, this monkey appears to be designed Dr. Seuss himself. Yet the golden snub-nosed monkey does not glide between wavy purple and orange “trufalla trees” but instead the massive pines of Southwest China. Still, like many of Seuss’s greatest characters, our hairy friends are facingRead More

Welcome New Students!

Welcome to Jennifer Feltner, Cindy Tsai, and Stephen Crook, our three new PhD students. Jennifer Feltner is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Chinese language and literature in 2001. Jennifer spent several years working in international relations and non-profit management before making a career shift to wildlife and conservation ecology. She completed post-bac coursework in wildlife biology at Colorado State University in 2012 and recently left the Mammals Research Program at Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Fort Collins CO where she worked as a research and field technician for two years. She isRead More