The Search for “Lingering Trees” Offers Hope for Imperiled Species

The tiny fraction of trees that show strong resistance to invasive pests and pathogens need to be found – and is how you can help.

Eric Aldrich

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

Bird Alert: The Search for Local Rarities

Searching for local rare birds is a mainstay of birding culture. Here’s an overview to get you started.

Matthew L. Miller

Restoring Old-Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest: Lessons from TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve

Scientists are evaluating 15 years of forest management at TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve to inform large-scale forest restoration efforts.

Cara Cannon Byington

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

Communities Unite to Save Papua New Guinea’s Forests from Logging

A group of villages in Papua New Guinea decided to protect their damaged rainforests from future clearcuts. A photographer captured that work in action.

Annette Ruzicka and Eric Seeger

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

Can You Help a Fish Imprint On a River?

Scientists hope that incubating eggs in a river might help reverse a historic whitefish decline in the Great Lakes.

Jenny Rogers

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

A New Future for Mine Lands in the Central Appalachians

In Central Appalachian, mine lands can be restored to forests in ways that benefit biodiversity, carbon storage and local economies.

Matthew L. Miller

Lost and Found: A Story from Palmyra Atoll

When you work in a place remote as Palmyra Atoll, if equipment fails, there won’t be a midweek run to Bass Pro Shops.

Kydd Pollock