Bird Country: Saving the Riverina’s Last Wild Wetlands

In a dry corner of southeast Australia, life-giving wetlands sustain a huge array of birds—and a 50,000-year old culture.

Justine E. Hausheer

In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

View photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

In Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Science and Economic Development in the Emerald Edge

Working in partnership with indigenous peoples and local communities is critically important to achieving outcomes for people and nature. Social science is the backbone of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to strengthening voice, choice and action.

Sarah Weber and Nicole DeMello

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

Trees Tell Us Much About Fire: What Will We Do About It?

In the Pacific Northwest, trees are abundant and wildfire is a constant presence. These days, wildfires are often catastrophic, but historically, fires were integral to a healthy ecosystem.

Robin Stanton, Will Chen, and Erica Sloniker

Traditional Knowledge Helps Monitor Threatened Bilbies on Martu Country

Scientists and indigenous rangers are designing a new method for monitoring threatened bilby populations in Australia's Martu country.

Justine E. Hausheer

Wide Horizons: A Journey Across Martu Country

Follow Conservancy scientists on a journey across more than 350 kilometers of incredible Australian desert as they travel to Parnngurr Community.

Justine E. Hausheer

Reclaiming Country: Combining Traditional Knowledge & Science to Care for Desert Waterholes

After decades of absence, the Martu people are returning to their land and reviving cultural practices that care for the country and the desert ecosystem.

Justine E. Hausheer

Measuring the Impact of Feral Camels in Australia’s Martu Desert

Conservancy scientist Eddie Game is using remote data loggers to understand the impacts of camels on waterholes in Australia’s remote Martu country.

Justine E. Hausheer

Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Anthropological research shows that Aboriginal hunting actually increases biodiversity in Australia's western deserts.

Justine E. Hausheer

Measuring Conservation Impact on Human Well-being in Kenya’s Rangelands

Who are the people impacted? Are people better or worse off? What are the implications for conservation? These are simple questions, but they matter.

Jessica Musengezi