What Does Urbanization Mean for Melbourne’s Platypus?

National Geographic Society & TNC extern Brendan Cohen recounts his kayak journey along the Yarra River, where platypus are under threat from urbanization.

Brendan Cohen

To Protect Nature, Cities Matter in the Urban Century

New science shows where science-based urban planning could save species, turn cities into biodiversity hubs, and save land for nature.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

It’s Not Too Late for Biodiversity in Heavily Urbanized Environments

It’s not too late for the 102 species at risk of extinction in the heavily urbanized Fraser River estuary of British Columbia.

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Earth Transformed: Mapping of Global Human Modification from 1990 to 2017

Between 1990 and 2015, humans have modified an area of land greater than the size of Russia.

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Cities & Biodiversity

Scientists don't know much about how human cities affect other species.

Rob McDonald

A Biodiversity Analysis in Los Angeles

Rich biodiversity can exist in the biggest of cities, as a new report finds for Los Angeles.

Sophie Parker