How Wild Predators Can Improve Human Health

Wild predators are almost always painted as the villain in myth and popular culture, but the truth is that predators are key for healthy ecosystems, and even healthy people.

Justine E. Hausheer

Could Red Wiggler Worms Eliminate Stinky Campground Toilets?

The least fun part of summer camping? Smelly toilets. But a scent-free future may lie with a humble worm.

John McCoy

New Research: Savanna Burning for Global Emissions Reductions

New research from The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that savanna fire management has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Justine E. Hausheer

Making Nature’s Value Visible (To All): Coral Reef Edition

To all the benefits of coral reefs, add one more: flood reduction. Without coral reefs, annual global damages from flooding would double.

Cara Cannon Byington

Solving (Part of) the Urban Forest Paradox

Power to the Trees: New research from TNC and NASA shows targeted urban reforestation efforts can provide meaningful public health benefits in terms of reduced mortality and morbidity.

Cara Cannon Byington

Giving Back to the Ocean: Citizen Science for Clean Water

Poor water quality in Hawaii's oceans degrades corals, threatening the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them. A dedicated group of citizen scientists gather water samples from 48 monitoring sites off the coast of Maui.

Lisa Feldkamp

Aquanauts Join Forces with The Nature Conservancy to Monitor River Restoration!

In preparation for the removal of the Columbia Lake Dam and restoration of the river, the Aquanauts and The Nature Conservancy team up for a citizen science monitoring project.

Jamie Nash

Engaging High Potential Communities in Urban Nature Conservation

How can international conservation groups like The Nature Conservancy engage authentically in highly localized, nuanced urban spaces? The results of a spatial and socioeconomic analysis have been published in Conservation Letters.

Jensen Montambault

Urban Leopards Can Save Lives By Eating Feral Dogs

Having a leopard as a neighbor has risks, but it may also reduce rabies risk.

Matthew L. Miller

Rehabilitating Watershed Natural Infrastructure in Africa: A Smart Investment to Reduce Urban Flood Damages

The economic case for nature-based solutions as part of a comprehensive approach to environmental problems.

Timm Kroeger

Seaweed Farming: A Gateway to Conservation and Empowerment

Seaweed farming is often viewed as the pinnacle of sustainable aquaculture - but ensuring sustainability is incredibly complex.

Tiffany Waters

Scaling Sustainable Agriculture

To feed the world in 2050, we will need to grow roughly 40% more food. To be sustainable, we need our farms to survive and keep producing food, while also protecting the environment that we rely on to sustain us all.

Jon Fisher