Unraveling the Mystery of the Western Sycamores that Weren’t

The problem? As trees in some of their restoration sites grew to maturity, they didn’t look like the native western sycamores the scientists were sure they had planted.

Cara Cannon Byington

Follow that Grouper: What Migration Data Tell Us About Locally Managed Marine Conservation

New research shows that minimal expansions to community-based protected areas in Melanesia can greatly enhance protection of fish populations.

Justine E. Hausheer

Can Drones Help Monitor Vultures on Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe?

Conservancy scientists are testing whether unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are an effective tool to monitor Cinereous Vulture populations in Mongolia’s Kherlen Toono Uul Nature Reserve.

Justine E. Hausheer

War, Wildlife and a Remarkable Comeback in Gorongosa

Two decades of civil war devastated people and wildlife in and around Gorongosa National Park. You can have fun & learn while you help Gorongosa bounce back.

Lisa Feldkamp

White Deer: Understanding a Common Animal of Uncommon Color

For millennia, people have regarded white deer with a mix of reverence, superstition and scientific misinformation. And it continues to this day. What’s the real story of these ghost-like animals?

Matthew L. Miller

The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

The SNAPP Data-Limited Fisheries Working Group is field testing a user friendly application that puts management and science-based sustainability within the reach of small-scale and data-limited fisheries.

Cara Cannon Byington

Field Test: Can We Use Drones to Monitor Water Quality?

A Day in the Field with Drones: NatureNet Science Fellow Essayas Ayana reports on a field experiment to test the potential of UAVS to measure water quality.

Essayas Ayana

Kumuls on Camera: Photographing Birds-of-Paradise in Papua New Guinea

Two birders set out to capture camera trap footage of a bird-of-paradise. The anticipation nearly kills them both.

Justine E. Hausheer

Journey to Musiamunat: Trekking into the Adelbert Mountains

Follow Conservancy scientists on a three-day trek into Papua New Guinea’s Adelbert Mountains, one of the most remote and hard-to-access places that the Conservancy works.

Justine E. Hausheer

Bioacoustics for Conservation Land-Use Planning

Conservancy scientists are using innovative acoustic sampling data to inform conservation land use planning in Papua New Guinea’s rainforests.

Justine E. Hausheer

Eavesdropping on the Sounds of the Rainforest

Nature Conservancy scientists venture deep into the mountains of Papua New Guinea to record the soundscape of the forest, gathering biodiversity data for conservation land-use planning.

Justine E. Hausheer

Camera Trap Meets Studio Lighting: Stunning Images and the Story Behind Them

Camera traps provide important scientific evidence of creatures that we seldom see, but the usual camera trap pictures are not quality wildlife art. Enter Jonny Armstrong.

Matthew L. Miller