A Future with Sturgeon: A Personal Journey with Dinosaur Fish

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Joseph Hill recounts his experiences helping to protect Atlantic sturgeon.

Joseph Hill

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

Story type: TNC Science Brief

From Moose to Marmots, Microclimates Could Provide Climate Buffer

Microclimates — variation in everything from rock formations to vegetation — will help species survive the current and future climate crisis.

Christine Peterson

50 Fish, 50 States: Bass of the Waterfalls

The shoal bass faces some serious threats. But a new legion of fans bring hope for this species.

Matthew L. Miller

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

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Did You Know Sandhill Cranes Dye Their Feathers?

Sandhill cranes add a rusty-brown color to their gray feathers each spring.

Matthew L. Miller and Chris Helzer

Meet the Amazing Giant Rats of Oceania

Rats that climb trees, swim in rivers, grow to epic sizes, and evade detection by scientists for decades. Meet seven spectacular rat species from Oceania.

Justine E. Hausheer

Scientists Re-Discover Giant Rat Not Seen in 30+ Years

A TNC-funded expedition in the Solomon Islands has re-discovered a giant rat species.

Justine E. Hausheer

How An Invasive Ant Affects East Africa’s Iconic Wildlife

Invasive ants are having an outsized effect on savanna ecology, impacting even the largest mammals.

Matthew L. Miller

Want Resilient Coral Reefs? Bring Back Seabirds

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

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Photographing Eels in the Dark 

An artist turns her camera to the slippery, elusive and endangered American eel.

Jenny Rogers and Christine Fitzgerald

The Search for America’s Tiniest Turtles

In Massachusetts, a team is restoring wetlands and using some old-school ways to track bog turtles process.

Jenny Rogers