How Can You Stop a Disease-Carrying Mosquito?

An effort to slow the spread of deadly avian malaria is giving Hawaiian forest birds a fighting chance.

Jenny Rogers

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

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

What Does It Take To Photograph A Bat Cave?

Longtime cave photographer Stephen Alvarez goes underground to document an endangered bat species on the rebound.

Jenny Rogers

Why Are Some Wolves Black? The Answer Will Surprise You

Black wolves are more common in some populations than others, and recent research finds a surprising correlation.

Christine Peterson

Witches’ Broom and the Conservation of “Ugly”

Should we kill trees because they’re ugly? At one point, conservationists did.

Matthew L. Miller

Why Are You Seeing Lots of Vultures Now?

Large flocks of vultures are circling, but it’s probably not because something is dead.

Christine Peterson

The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears

What’s that trailing from the bear? (It's not the cute cub)...It's an overlooked (and gross) creature of salmon ecosystems.

Matthew L. Miller

Why Sick Bats Self-Isolate

Research shows that normally social bats self-isolate when sick.

Kris Millgate

Mammals, Wildlife Trade + the Next Global Pandemic

Scientists report a strong association between wildlife trade and zoonotic disease risk with 25% of mammal species in the trade hosting 75% of viruses known to be transmissible between animals and humans.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds

Bird feeding is spreading salmonella. Here’s how you can help.

Kris Millgate

Deformed Beaks: What We Know About An Alarming Bird Disease

Have you seen a bird with abnormally long and deformed beak? Here’s what’s happening.

Lauren D. Pharr