Fisheries Trusts Can Advance Sustainability and Resilience Goals

The first national review of community fisheries trusts in the U.S. shows they can achieve positive outcomes for fishing communities and marine ecosystems.

Serena Lomonico

Story type: TNC Science Brief

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

When Sea Cucumbers Spawn, Where Do Their Larvae Go?

New research on sea cucumber genetics indicates that locally managed marine areas are a good way to protect this fishery for communities.

Justine E. Hausheer

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

Story type: TNC Science Brief

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

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

Running the Numbers on Global Seabird Restoration

A new database of global seabird restoration projects allows scientists to analyze trends and provides a tool for practitioners looking to effectively restore seabirds and coastal ecosystems.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Empowering Communities with Solar

The ongoing transformation of the U.S.’s energy systems creates a compelling opportunity to build the energy infrastructure of the future.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Restoring Old-Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest: Lessons from TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve

Scientists are evaluating 15 years of forest management at TNC’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve to inform large-scale forest restoration efforts.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

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

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Sea Turtles Are Under Threat from Small-Scale Fisheries

Free divers are fishing turtles at unsustainble levels in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Coral Atolls are Not a Lost Cause

An international team argues that strategic ecological restoration could save coral atoll islands from the rising seas of climate change.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief