Matt Miller

Matt-Miller-23Matt Miller is a senior science writer for the Conservancy. He writes features and blogs about the conservation research being conducted by the Conservancy’s 550 scientists. Matt previously worked for nearly 11 years as director of communications for the Conservancy’s Idaho program. He has served on the national board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and has published widely on conservation, nature and outdoor sports. He has held two Coda fellowships, assisting conservation programs in Colombia and Micronesia. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Matt has traveled the world in search of wildlife and stories.

Matt's Posts

Because Moving Is Not an Option

December 12th, 2011

It may be difficult to see the effects of climate change on your every day life. Of course, you don't live on an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where the water is rising and the fish are disappearing. More

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

November 10th, 2011

Shark finners make easy villains, but have you ever met one? Matt Miller did and came away with an amazing story and a new perspective. More

Summer Book Picks: Make Way for Giant Weasels

July 12th, 2011

Our top summer book picks continue with Douglas Chadwick's "The Wolverine Way"—a great read on the baddest mammal out there. More

Battling Back From ‘Extinction’

January 18th, 2011

As a child he read that they were gone forever. Thirty years later he watched three of them run past his feet in the wild. Matt Miller tells an amazing tale of recovery and hope. More

The Creepy Creatures That Still Haunt Us

October 25th, 2010

He was walking by himself in a place called Hells Canyon. Then he heard a terrifying sound. He looked down and saw his foot about to land on a ... More

Where Have All The Naturalists Gone?

April 5th, 2010

It's fashionable now for conservationists to diss naturalists as caring about wildlife more than people. Time to give that contempt a rethink, says the Conservancy's Matt Miller. More

A Hippo in…Australia?

January 18th, 2010

A pygmy hippo -- a native of Africa -- shot in Australia? The Nature Conservancy's Matt Miller says it's true -- and an example of a brave new world. More

Real-Life Vampires and Other Unpleasant Nature

December 22nd, 2009

Sometimes nature is ugly, annoying or even scary, writes Matt Miller. Isn't it wrong for conservationists to cover that up? More

All Hail the Unendangered Wild Turkey: A Thanksgiving Reflection

November 23rd, 2009

Imagine sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner in a world without wild turkeys. It’s hard to conceive—if you live in the United States, chances are you’re just a short distance away from a large population of these birds. They roam forests, wood lots, farm fields and prairies from Maine to Florida, from New Jersey to […] More

Ecotourism: Green Problem or Green Solution?

November 4th, 2009

Ecotourism is often presented as the savior for wildlife and wild places — providing local communities with financial incentives to preserve nature while also reducing poaching and development pressure. But, lately, others question whether rich Westerners jetting around the world really help much at all: They disturb animals, create demands for new development and only […] More

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