Recovery: Saving Mark Twain’s Famous Frog

There’s good news about amphibians, and it’s an important antidote for hopelessness.

Ted Williams

Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

Scientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam.

Justine E. Hausheer

Radio Tracking a Rare Crayfish

The Guyandotte crayfish was thought to be extinct. But it’s back.

John McCoy

Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Under threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us?

Justine E. Hausheer

A Night With the Platypus Scientist

Trapping for platypus is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. A very adorable needle.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Extinct Birds Project

A new book and exhibition tracks the lives, and deaths, of lost birds.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: Victories in Galápagos National Park

New hope for the iconic native wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Ted Williams

What Happened to the Schomburgk’s Deer?

Much about the life history and extinction of this species remain somewhat of a mystery.

Matthew L. Miller

New Map Shows Hotspots of Species Under Threat

A new analysis identifies global hotspots where the most species are threatened by human impacts.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

The mussel’s sedentary lifestyle presents, well, certain mating challenges.

Matthew L. Miller

Community MPAs Fail to Protect Important Reef Fish

New science shows that community-managed protected are failing to protect two important reef fish species in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Meet the Mysterious Freshwater Eels of New Zealand

Meet the eels of New Zealand… they can climb ladders, live for 100 years, and migrate thousands of miles to an unknown spawning ground.

Justine E. Hausheer