Freshwater Migratory Fish are in Trouble All Over the World

The Living Planet Index reports a staggering 81% average decline in global freshwater migratory fish populations since 1970.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

New Study Finds People and Nature Thrive With Diversified Farming

A new global study finds that the benefits of diversified agriculture are abundantly clear, whether for food security, biodiversity or the bottom line. 

Matthew L. Miller

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Overlooked ‘Albedo’ Effect Should Be Factored into Tree Cover Restoration Decisions for Climate

Albedo changes can reduce the climate benefit of tree planting, but new research helps identify areas with the greatest climate-cooling potential.

Ayla Norris Smith

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Want Resilient Coral Reefs? Bring Back Seabirds

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

Justine E. Hausheer

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Mapping the Planet’s Critical Areas for Biodiversity & Nature’s Contributions to People

New science points to areas where conservation can provide 90% of nature’s contributions to people and meet biodiversity goals.

Matthew L. Miller

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Pigeon Predictors & Turtle Backpacks: How Tracking Wildlife Can Aid Climate Change Research

Wildlife tracking can provide humans with critical information to predict our weather and climate patterns.

Christine Peterson

Prioritizing Land Protection to Save Mammals from Extinction

A new study identifies habitats where strengthening existing conservation protections can reduce extinction risk for mammals.

Justine E. Hausheer

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A New Boost for Biochar as a Natural Climate Solution

Biochar could be a meaningful ally in tackling the climate crisis.

Ayla Norris Smith

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Making Global Freshwater Targets Local

Creative solutions that go beyond conventional protected areas are necessary to safeguard the future of global freshwater ecosystems.

Matthew L. Miller

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The First World Map of Tidal Marshes

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

Mark Spalding

Small Land Holders Can Lead the Way in Tropical Tree Cover Restoration

Science shows that when it comes to tropical forest restoration at scale, small landholders matter. A lot.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

8 Invasive Animals You Didn’t Know Were Invasive

There are some invasive species that get a lot of press. Many others, though, are more mundane. And you might not realize they're invasive.

Matthew L. Miller