What Does Urbanization Mean for Melbourne’s Platypus?

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Brendan Cohen recounts his kayak journey along the Yarra River, where platypus are under threat from urbanization.

Brendan Cohen

Studying Challenges to Cozumel’s Coral Reefs

National Geographic Society and TNC extern Sophie Dellinger examines the impacts of poor water quality on Cozumel’s coral reefs.

Sophie Dellinger

A Future with Sturgeon: A Personal Journey with Dinosaur Fish

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Joseph Hill recounts his experiences helping to protect Atlantic sturgeon.

Joseph Hill

Meet the World’s Largest Freshwater Crayfish

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Zoe Starke shares her experience studying the 13-pound Tasmanian giant crayfish.

Zoe Starke

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Mapping the Planet’s Critical Areas for Biodiversity & Nature’s Contributions to People

New science points to areas where conservation can provide 90% of nature’s contributions to people and meet biodiversity goals.

Matthew L. Miller

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Did You Know Sandhill Cranes Dye Their Feathers?

Matthew L. Miller and Chris Helzer

Borax Lake Chub: Conserving a High Desert Survivor

Matthew L. Miller

The 4-Second Nap: Unusual Sleep Habits of Animals

Christine Peterson

Scientists Re-Discover Giant Rat Not Seen in 30+ Years

Justine E. Hausheer

Conservation Science

What’s That Weird Noise in the Night?

You’re laying in bed, sound asleep, or counting leaping sheep as you drift off into dreams. And then, a scream.

Justine E. Hausheer, Cara Cannon Byington, and Matthew L. Miller

Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals

Matthew L. Miller

The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears

Matthew L. Miller

The Real Reason You See Earthworms After Rain

Matthew L. Miller

Wild Hamster: The Intriguing Story Behind The Household Pet

Matthew L. Miller

Science for Policy

Innovative conservation science to meet the challenges of our time.

Nature At Home

Celebrate Earth Day with nature activities for the whole family.

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