Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. But a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.

Justine E. Hausheer and Timothy Boucher

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. But with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Justine E. Hausheer

In Pictures: A Journey Through Myanmar’s Great Teak Forests

A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save their most valuable natural resource, before it’s too late.

Justine E. Hausheer

Tracking the Three-Legged Snow Leopard

Nature Conservancy scientists are collaring snow leopards in western Mongolia to help limit livestock predation and protect these rare cats.

Justine E. Hausheer

Poachers Are Killing Asian Elephants for Their Skin

Already besieged by habitat loss, Myanmar’s wild elephants face a new threat — poachers who hunt them for their skin.

Justine E. Hausheer

Urban Leopards Can Save Lives By Eating Feral Dogs

Having a leopard as a neighbor has risks, but it may also reduce rabies risk.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Takin: The Largest Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of

Meet the 700-pound mammal that resembles something Luke Skywalker would ride.

Matthew L. Miller

Building Drought Resilience in India’s Water Stressed Regions

A holistic approach to improving drought resilience in India has the potential to not only enhance water security but also create healthy wildlife habitat.

Aditya Sood

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

The Nature Conservancy’s Indonesia program is using bioacoustics — first tested in Papua New Guinea — in Borneo, where they will use forest sounds to understand how biodiversity changes with different land use types across East Kalimantan.

Justine E. Hausheer

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Conservancy scientists and their partners are teasing apart the complexities of the land sharing or sparing question in Berau, Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Indonesian Borneo Edition

Follow Conservancy scientists along for a day of acoustic fieldwork in the wilds of Indonesian Borneo… filled with rugged roads, run-ins with wildlife, and the dreaded durian fruit.

Justine E. Hausheer

Can Drones Help Monitor Vultures on Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe?

Conservancy scientists are testing whether unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are an effective tool to monitor Cinereous Vulture populations in Mongolia’s Kherlen Toono Uul Nature Reserve.

Justine E. Hausheer