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New Map Shows Hotspots of Species Under Threat
A new analysis identifies global hotspots where the most species are threatened by human impacts.
Story type: TNC Science Brief
Seven Wildlife Diseases You’ve Never Heard Of
Wildlife diseases are an often-overlooked threat. We give you the short details on seven little-known bacteria, fungi or viruses threatening wild species.
The Weird Sex Lives of Orchids
Orchids are lovely, but the strategies they use to reproduce are weird. And diverse. And sometimes horrifying.
Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon
Aquaculture has vast potential as a tool for conservation, providing food for people while benefiting the environment.
No Binoculars Allowed: Learning to Bird By Ear
On a mission to learn bird calls, one nature nerd does the unthinkable… bird without binoculars. (Sort of.)
How Wild Predators Can Improve Human Health
Wild predators are almost always painted as the villain in myth and popular culture, but the truth is that predators are key for healthy ecosystems, and even healthy people.
The Ocean Has Almost No Wilderness Left
New research shows that just 13.2 percent of the ocean remains as wilderness, free from human impacts.
New Research: Savanna Burning for Global Emissions Reductions
New research from The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that savanna fire management has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
New Science Shows Nature’s Potential to Fight Climate Change
New research shows that we have vastly underestimated the potential for nature to fight climate change. Nature isn’t the victim, it’s the solution.
Global Wilderness Areas in Decline Despite Conservation Targets
New research revels that global wilderness areas are in rapid decline despite recent increases in protected areas.
A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries
Conservancy birder Tim Boucher just saw his 5,000th life bird. But what does it take to see 5,000 of anything? And what has he learned through 34 years of birding?