After a 40-year history punctuated by arson, conflict, and poaching, conservation efforts in the Arnavon Islands are yielding a glimmer of hope for hawksbills sea turtles. Now, Conservancy scientists are working with local communities to make these critical islands the first site in the Solomon Island’s protected area network.
Join Conservancy scientists in the Arnavon Islands, where they’re tagging hawksbill sea turtles with satellite trackers to discover where and when these turtles migrate in between nesting.
Follow science writer Justine E. Hausheer along on a typical day of scientific fieldwork in the Arnavon Islands: tagging turtles, trapping for nautilus, handlining fish, and catching crocs, all in the name of science.
Grim news on two of the tagged hawksbill turtles highlights the need for the Conservancy's investigation into the illegal hawksbill trade in the Solomon Islands.
New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.
Two birders set out to capture camera trap footage of a bird-of-paradise. The anticipation nearly kills them both.
The Papua New Guinea rainforest isn’t your grandpa’s birding. Science writer Justine Hausheer enumerates the trials, travails, and thrills of birding in un-birded territory.
Conservancy scientists receive an unforgettable welcome in Papua New Guinea.
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.
Ever wonder what it’s like to spend two weeks doing scientific fieldwork in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea? Now you know.
Conservancy scientists are using innovative acoustic sampling data to inform conservation land use planning in Papua New Guinea’s rainforests.
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.