Justine E. Hausheer is an award-winning science writer for The Nature Conservancy, covering the innovative research conducted by the Conservancy’s scientists in the Asia Pacific region. She has a degree from Princeton University and a master’s in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting from New York University. Justine’s favorite stories take her into pristine forests, desolate deserts, or far-flung islands to report on field research as it’s happening. When not writing, you can find her traipsing after birds, attempting to fish, and exploring the wild places around her home in Brisbane, Australia.
Justine E. Hausheer
Featured Stories from Justine
Why Do We Hate Trash Birds?
Gulls. House sparrows. Starlings. Rock pigeons. Canada geese. These species are often derided as trash birds. But why do birders dismiss them so easily?
There’s a Koala in the Backyard
A koala is the peak of Australian backyard wildlife. But this wildlife sighting is bittersweet.
Bowerbirds: Meet the Bird World’s Kleptomaniac Love Architects
They display, they dance, and they collect baubles like a jealous hoarder. Meet Australia’s incredible bowerbirds.
Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean
In Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands.
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Tune In to the Great Salt Lake Kestrel Cam
Spring is in full swing in Utah, which means our annual kestrel cam is back.
It Takes A Village
In the majority of places where conservationists work, our success or failure rides on the backs of the people who live there.
Women Lead Leatherback Conservation in the Solomon Islands
Changing cultural perceptions around gender can’t work without the support of the local communities.
Giving Voice to Haevo’s Women Rangers
Hear from the Solomon Island's first women rangers as share their experiences working to protect nesting leatherback sea turtles.
Satellite Tracking the Pacific’s Most Endangered Leatherback Turtles
A new satellite tagging study in the Solomon Islands will help protect critically endangered leatherback sea turtles.
Gender Bias Holds Women Back in Conservation Careers
Researchers surveying Nature Conservancy staff find that gender bias and inequity hold women back across their conservation careers. The study, […]
Story type: TNC Science Brief
A Field Guide to Unusual Raptors of the Southern US
Look, everyone loves a red-tailed hawk. But after a while, it can be hard for an avid birder to score […]
Three New Books for Australian Nature Nerds
Every Sunday — after I do the grocery shopping and buy veggies at the local farmer’s market — I go […]