The Value of Words + Pictures

Think nature-based tourism is only tied to wildlife watching and hiking? New science says we need to think again—especially in the Eastern Caribbean.

Mark Spalding

Linking Birds, Farmer Attitudes and Conservation

A new paper examines how farmer attitudes towards birds affect on-farm conservation practices.

Matthew L. Miller

The Main Cause of Global Water Scarcity? It’s Us.

New research shows that by 2050, more than 70 percent of watersheds around the world will experience water scarcity driven primarily by human activity, not climate change.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Could Spider Silk Become a Natural Replacement for Plastic?

Ounce for ounce, a spider web is one of the strongest structures on earth. Could it change our world?

Christine Peterson

The (Fishery-Monitoring) Cameras Never Blink

We live in a time of unprecedented innovations to solve the Gordian Knot of sustainable fisheries: the lack of data.

Cara Cannon Byington

NatureNet Science Research Update: Nanotechnology

An important step toward the next generation of smart nanoparticle systems: the ability to precisely engineer those systems in size, shape and composition

Cara Cannon Byington

Progress in the Search for Better Battery Tech

A new paper by Conservancy NatureNet Science Fellow Won-Hee Ryu may ultimately help scientists overcome one of the most intractable technological obstacles to wholesale adoption of clean energy.

Cara Cannon Byington

R&D for a Future Powered by Clean Energy

Building a Better Battery: NatureNet Science Fellow makes a breakthrough in the effort to build cost-effective and energy-efficient ways to store clean energy on the world's power grids.

Cara Cannon Byington

The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

The SNAPP Data-Limited Fisheries Working Group is field testing a user friendly application that puts management and science-based sustainability within the reach of small-scale and data-limited fisheries.

Cara Cannon Byington