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

8 Invasive Animals You Didn’t Know Were Invasive

There are some invasive species that get a lot of press. Many others, though, are more mundane. And you might not realize they're invasive.

Matthew L. Miller

50 Fish, 50 States: Refuge

The U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system, in its 120th year, is one of the largest protected area networks in the world. And many refuges are great places to fish.

Matthew L. Miller

The Camouflaged Looper: This Inchworm Makes Its Own Flower “Costume”

Meet the caterpillar with incredible ability to disguise itself by attaching pieces of plant to its back.

Chris Helzer

A Brighter Future for Attwater’s Prairie Chickens

On the ranchlands of the Texas coastal plain, a partnership is working to protect one of the rarest birds in North America.

Matthew L. Miller

It Takes A Village

In the majority of places where conservationists work, our success or failure rides on the backs of the people who live there.

Justine E. Hausheer

Women Lead Leatherback Conservation in the Solomon Islands

Changing cultural perceptions around gender can’t work without the support of the local communities.

Justine E. Hausheer

Satellite Tracking the Pacific’s Most Endangered Leatherback Turtles

A new satellite tagging study in the Solomon Islands will help protect critically endangered leatherback sea turtles.

Justine E. Hausheer

50 Fish, 50 States: Bluegill Break

As you travel around the US there are some fish species you encounter again and again. The bluegill is one of them.

Matthew L. Miller

Modeling Migration and Movement of Gray Bats

Gray bats roost in large concentrations in well-studied caves, but where they go once they leave the caves is not […]

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Want to Improve Your Outdoor Recreation? Try Birding.

It’s possible to enjoy time outdoors without paying attention to birds. But it’s a lot less fun.

Matthew L. Miller

Cattle Graze Milkweed As Much As Grasses. Are There Implications for Monarchs?

Most researchers assume cattle avoid milkweed due to toxic compounds. New research finds that cattle graze milkweeds at least as […]

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief