Restoring River Oxbows Benefits Endangered Fish

The Topeka shiner is returning to Iowa rivers; restoration offers benefits for water quality and flood control.

Matthew L. Miller

The Curito: Guardian of Orinoquia Conservation and Tradition

This special fish reflects the amphibious cultural identity of the people of Orinoquia, Colombia.

Cristhian Aguirre H

Meet Lizzie McLeod, TNC’s Global Oceans Director

From religion major to glass blower to leader in global ocean conservation, Lizzie McLeod’s career path has been anything but conventional.

Matthew L. Miller

Migration Data Helps Protect Leatherbacks Across Oceans

Data from a TNC-lead tagging study reveals the epic migrations of leatherback turtles.

Justine E. Hausheer

Meet the Leatherback: A Giant, Deep-Diving Migrant of the Open Seas

What dives deeper than a submarine, swims across oceans, is covered in polka-dots, and has a mouth straight out of a horror movie?

Justine E. Hausheer

Freshwater Migratory Fish are in Trouble All Over the World

The Living Planet Index reports a staggering 81% average decline in global freshwater migratory fish populations since 1970.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

How Can You Stop a Disease-Carrying Mosquito?

An effort to slow the spread of deadly avian malaria is giving Hawaiian forest birds a fighting chance.

Jenny Rogers

Utah Nursery Gives Endangered Fish a Place to Grow

Razorback suckers have faced a perilous future on the Colorado River. A Moab preserve offers hope.

Matthew L. Miller

Earlier Springs Cause Problems for Birds

A climate change induced mismatch between green up and migration may prove too much for some species. But researchers say there’s still hope

Christine Peterson

When Sea Cucumbers Spawn, Where Do Their Larvae Go?

New research on sea cucumber genetics indicates that locally managed marine areas are a good way to protect this fishery for communities.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Meet the World’s Largest Freshwater Crayfish

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Zoe Starke shares her experience studying the 13-pound Tasmanian giant crayfish.

Zoe Starke

What Does Urbanization Mean for Melbourne’s Platypus?

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Brendan Cohen recounts his kayak journey along the Yarra River, where platypus are under threat from urbanization.

Brendan Cohen