Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Anthropological research shows that Aboriginal hunting actually increases biodiversity in Australia's western deserts.

Justine E. Hausheer

Searching for a Rare Nautilus, Round 2

Conservancy scientists (and one intrepid field reporter) take on a second search for the rare Allonautilus in the Solomon Islands. Success is contextual.

Justine E. Hausheer

Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Successful conservation needs both men and women to thrive. So Conservancy scientist Robyn James is changing the way conservation projects in Melanesia incorporate women — from the Arnavon Islands to Papua New Guinea.

Justine E. Hausheer

Headhunters, Poaching, & Arson: Community Conservation in the Arnavons

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

Unraveling the Mystery of Hawksbill Sea Turtle Migration

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Arnavon Islands Edition

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Slaughter on Sikopo: Poaching Threatens Hawksbill Turtles in the Arnavons

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

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

Extreme Birding: Entering Un-Birded Territory in Papua New Guinea

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Sing-sing Welcome in Iwarame

Conservancy scientists receive an unforgettable welcome in Papua New Guinea.

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