Written by Laura Huffman | April 10th, 2014
On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.
Written by Brad Parker | September 29th, 2011
Written by Margaret Southern | February 5th, 2010
Is this Marbled Godwit running a race? It sure looks like it in this perfectly timed photo taken by Flickr user BeachWalker2008 and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org.
Written by Dave Mehlman | June 29th, 2009
A research team that I’m part of just completed initial field work on a project to capture and tag Long-billed Curlews in the northern Great Plains of North America — a big step toward solving a huge mystery about this amazing bird. The Long-billed Curlew is the continent’s largest shorebird and one of high conservation priority, according […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 24th, 2009
Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]