Photographing Eels in the Dark 

An artist turns her camera to the slippery, elusive and endangered American eel.

Jenny Rogers and Christine Fitzgerald

The Search for America’s Tiniest Turtles

In Massachusetts, a team is restoring wetlands and using some old-school ways to track bog turtles process.

Jenny Rogers

The Search for “Lingering Trees” Offers Hope for Imperiled Species

The tiny fraction of trees that show strong resistance to invasive pests and pathogens need to be found – and is how you can help.

Eric Aldrich

Running the Numbers on Global Seabird Restoration

A new database of global seabird restoration projects allows scientists to analyze trends and provides a tool for practitioners looking to effectively restore seabirds and coastal ecosystems.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Quality Time with Pocket Gophers

Most North Americans have heard of gophers. But what about the elusive pocket gopher?

Matthew L. Miller

Bird Alert: The Search for Local Rarities

Searching for local rare birds is a mainstay of birding culture. Here’s an overview to get you started.

Matthew L. Miller

Restoring Old-Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest: Lessons from TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve

Scientists are evaluating 15 years of forest management at TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve to inform large-scale forest restoration efforts.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Extreme Birding: Gull Watching at the Landfill

Sick of your favorite birding hotspot? Try the dump.

Matthew L. Miller

The 4-Second Nap: Unusual Sleep Habits of Animals

From dozing with half a brain to napping seconds at a time, these animals evolved unique ways to catch z’s.

Christine Peterson

Borax Lake Chub: Conserving a High Desert Survivor

This fish has adapted to a lake high in arsenic and heavy metals. But human activity poses a greater challenge.

Matthew L. Miller

50 Fish, 50 States: Pier Review

Fishing piers remain ignored by the outdoor media and mainstream fishing culture.

Matthew L. Miller

Sea Turtles Are Under Threat from Small-Scale Fisheries

Free divers are fishing turtles at unsustainble levels in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief