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Giant Redfin: Conserving South Africa’s Native Fish
Meet the overlooked South African wildlife: native fish. Can invasive species removal offer hope?
Fossil Pollen Reveals the African Origins of Asia’s Tropical Forests
Fossil pollen reveals that the iconic tree family of Borneo's rainforests — the dipterocarps — evolved in Africa.
Did You Know There Are Four Hyena Species?
Meet the hyenas you don’t know: cool creatures often unfairly persecuted.
Savanna Fire Management Can Fund Africa’s Protected Areas
A new study finds that fire management on Africa’s savannas can generate enough carbon revenue to help fill the funding gap for protected areas.
How Hyenas Sanitize The City
In an Ethiopian city, spotted hyenas provide the garbage disposal.
Giving Black Rhinos Their Space in Northern Kenya
In Kenya, black rhinos need more space, and a community conservancy offers hope.
Digitized Data Conserves Africa’s Great Lake Fisheries
In Africa’s Great Lakes, better data collection means better fisheries management.
Better Mapping for Better Management of Gabon’s Coastal Wetlands (and Beyond)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an accurate map may well be worth an entire novel. In Gabon, scientists are working to map a healthy future for Gabon's coastal wetlands.
Story type: TNC Science Brief
A Naturalist’s Guide to the South African Cape
From great white sharks to meerkats, from wildflower blooms to endemic birds, a guide to the South African Cape’s unique biodiversity.
Think Drones are Bad for Wildlife? These Videos May Change Your Mind
Drones deservedly have a bad reputation for terrifying wildlife, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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.
The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard
The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence.