Notes from Eclipses Past: Nervous Hippos, Sad Ducks & Bewildered Ground Squirrels

How do animals react to solar eclipses? Scientists don't know much, but what they do know is, well, sometimes a little weird.

Cara Cannon Byington

Scientists Re-Discover Giant Rat Not Seen in 30+ Years

A TNC-funded expedition in the Solomon Islands has re-discovered a giant rat species.

Justine E. Hausheer

How An Invasive Ant Affects East Africa’s Iconic Wildlife

Invasive ants are having an outsized effect on savanna ecology, impacting even the largest mammals.

Matthew L. Miller

Photographing Eels in the Dark 

An artist turns her camera to the slippery, elusive and endangered American eel.

Jenny Rogers and Christine Fitzgerald

The Search for America’s Tiniest Turtles

In Massachusetts, a team is restoring wetlands and using some old-school ways to track bog turtles process.

Jenny Rogers

Running the Numbers on Global Seabird Restoration

A new database of global seabird restoration projects allows scientists to analyze trends and provides a tool for practitioners looking to effectively restore seabirds and coastal ecosystems.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Borax Lake Chub: Conserving a High Desert Survivor

This fish has adapted to a lake high in arsenic and heavy metals. But human activity poses a greater challenge.

Matthew L. Miller

Sea Turtles Are Under Threat from Small-Scale Fisheries

Free divers are fishing turtles at unsustainble levels in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Nēnē: The Recovery of the Hawaiian Goose

One of the rarest waterfowl species on earth, the nene nearly disappeared forever. Here is its epic story.

Matthew L. Miller

Pigeon Predictors & Turtle Backpacks: How Tracking Wildlife Can Aid Climate Change Research

Wildlife tracking can provide humans with critical information to predict our weather and climate patterns.

Christine Peterson

To Monitor Loggerhead Turtles, Scientists Look to Their Eggs

In Georgia, scientists are using “genetic tagging” to track nesting loggerheads in one of the world's longest-running monitoring programs.

Jenny Rogers

Larger Beaks, Smaller Bodies: Could Climate Change Literally Change Birds?

Climate change might change more about birds than their migration patterns.

Christine Peterson