Experimenting with Water Funds + Behavior Change

Can targeted, farm-level recommendations spark adoption at the scale needed to ensure the city of Nairobi a sustainable water supply? TNC scientists are experimenting to find out.

Stephen Wood

Meet the Mysterious Freshwater Eels of New Zealand

Meet the eels of New Zealand… they can climb ladders, live for 100 years, and migrate thousands of miles to an unknown spawning ground.

Justine E. Hausheer

Recovery: Darters and Values

Darters, the native fish once belittled as “cold slimy things,” face a more hopeful future.

Ted Williams

For Brown Bears and Salmon, It’s Not Just About Numbers

New research shows how brown bears depend on the full complexity of salmon runs to make a living.

Matthew L. Miller

River Pollution Threatens Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching dominates headlines about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but perhaps the most dangerous threat lurks on land, far away from the reef itself.

Justine E. Hausheer

Electrofishing Threatens A Rare Dolphin-Human Partnership

Myanmar’s river dolphins have learned to fish cooperatively with humans. But illegal electrofishing threatens this rare partnership.

Justine E. Hausheer

Salmon Migrate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

A new study shows that even nonmigratory salmon are directed by the earth’s magnetic pull.

Christine Peterson

The Amazing Ancient Fishes of Africa

Meet fish that can breathe air, hibernate and even fly.

Solomon David

The Ocean Has Almost No Wilderness Left

New research shows that just 13.2 percent of the ocean remains as wilderness, free from human impacts.

Justine E. Hausheer

Bumper-Crop Birds: Pop-Up Wetlands Are a Success in California

By partnering with rice farmers in California, the Conservancy is transforming fields into pop-up wetlands for migrant shorebirds, yielding the largest average shorebird densities ever reported for agriculture in the region.

Justine E. Hausheer

Hurricane Sandy and the Flooding That Wasn’t

Most visitors come her for the warblers, but some come for the weirs.

Cara Cannon Byington

Give Me Shelter

Our writer is in Cape May during fall migration. She could be birding, so why is she climbing around on a roof without her binoculars instead?

Cara Cannon Byington