Studying Challenges to Cozumel’s Coral Reefs

National Geographic Society and TNC extern Sophie Dellinger examines the impacts of poor water quality on Cozumel's coral reefs.

Sophie Dellinger

Want Resilient Coral Reefs? Bring Back Seabirds

Eradicating rats and restoring seabird populations could increase coral reef resilience to climate disturbances.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

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

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

Coral Atolls are Not a Lost Cause

An international team argues that strategic ecological restoration could save coral atoll islands from the rising seas of climate change.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Loss of Coastal Ecosystems Increases Risk from Tropical Cyclones

Science identifies where coastal ecosystems will be crucial for coastal protection services in a world altered by climate change.

Sarah Hülsen

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

The Nature Conservancy Announces Expansion of First dFAD Partnership

This year on World Tuna Day, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Hawai‘i and Palmyra announces the expansion of the first drifting […]

The Editors

The First World Map of Tidal Marshes

A new global map of tidal marshes, one of the world’s most productive ecosystems.

Mark Spalding

What It’s Like to Document California’s Disappearing Kelp Forests

Documentary filmmaker Tyler Schiffman turns his camera onto the people rushing to save a marine ecosystem on the verge of collapse.

Jenny Rogers

What Happens When You Expose an Oyster to Crab Pee?

To build stronger oyster reefs, scientists are scaring them with one of their fiercest predators: blue crabs.

Jenny Rogers

It Takes A Village

In the majority of places where conservationists work, our success or failure rides on the backs of the people who live there.

Justine E. Hausheer