New Map Shows Hotspots of Species Under Threat

A new analysis identifies global hotspots where the most species are threatened by human impacts.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Weird Sex Lives of Orchids

Orchids are lovely, but the strategies they use to reproduce are weird. And diverse. And sometimes horrifying.

Justine E. Hausheer

Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

Aquaculture has vast potential as a tool for conservation, providing food for people while benefiting the environment.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.)

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

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?

Timothy Boucher