There’s a Koala in the Backyard

A koala is the peak of Australian backyard wildlife. But this wildlife sighting is bittersweet.

Justine E. Hausheer

For Transplanted Tortoises, Who Lives and Who Dies?

Research into the survival of desert tortoises holds keys for successful assisted climate migration.

Kris Millgate

Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure

It’s true: for years, giant pandas have been rubbing horse manure on themselves. New research suggests a reason.

Christine Peterson

Dumpster Diving Helps Urban Wood Storks Survive

New research suggests that urban environments can act as a buffer for wetland bird species when natural food sources become unpredictable.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Cassowary Quest: A Tale of Danger and Defecation

Cassowaries — and their massive piles of poop — are incredibly important to the rainforest ecosystems where they live.

Justine E. Hausheer

Indigenous Knowledge Helps Map Habitat for the Threatened Bilby

New research is the first of its kind to incorporate indigenous knowledge into predictive species distribution maps.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Forest Surprise: A Wolf Story

What happens when the coyote you see on your morning hike isn't a coyote, but a lone Mexican grey wolf on a walkabout.

Tana Kappel

The Weasel on the Toilet & Other Weird Species Discoveries

Sometimes, species are discovered (or rediscovered) in weird and wonderful circumstances.

Justine E. Hausheer

Using Science to Select Flagship Species

New research provides science-based way to identify flagship species for effective biodiversity conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Recovery: Zombie Mouse Apocalypse

Island birds face a new and horrific threat, but help is on the way.

Ted Williams

Sun Bear: World’s Smallest Bear Has Surprisingly Human Traits

The tiny sun bear is solitary and elusive, but it can mimic facial expressions like a human.

Christine Peterson

In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

The conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch.

Justine E. Hausheer