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

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

November 10th, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Stop Crying Wolf

September 17th, 2009
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Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […] More

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