Migration Data Helps Protect Leatherbacks Across Oceans

Data from a TNC-lead tagging study reveals the epic migrations of leatherback turtles.

Justine E. Hausheer

Meet the Leatherback: A Giant, Deep-Diving Migrant of the Open Seas

What dives deeper than a submarine, swims across oceans, is covered in polka-dots, and has a mouth straight out of a horror movie?

Justine E. Hausheer

Freshwater Migratory Fish are in Trouble All Over the World

The Living Planet Index reports a staggering 81% average decline in global freshwater migratory fish populations since 1970.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

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

Utah Nursery Gives Endangered Fish a Place to Grow

Razorback suckers have faced a perilous future on the Colorado River. A Moab preserve offers hope.

Matthew L. Miller

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

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

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

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

A TNC-funded expedition in the Solomon Islands has re-discovered a giant rat species.

Justine E. Hausheer

How An Invasive Ant Affects East Africa’s Iconic Wildlife

Invasive ants are having an outsized effect on savanna ecology, impacting even the largest mammals.

Matthew L. Miller

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

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