Sci Comm Team Of The Nature Conservancy

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Antler Obsession: Can the Search for “Sheds” Threaten Wildlife?

Finding antlers can be an enjoyable spring pastime for the curious naturalist, but can antler obsession be taken to such an extreme that it threatens …

Hunting

Wildlife CSI: Compost Scene Investigation

<b>What is Wildlife CSI?</b><p>Residential composting has become a popular, and environmentally friendly, method of disposing of food waste. But that food also …

Plankton Portal: Up Close with Microscopic Marine Life

<b>What is Plankton Portal?</b> <b></b><p>A world without plankton.<p>That might not seem difficult to imagine. It’s likely you don’t think about plankton often.<p>But the …

Citizen Science Tuesday: PooPower!

<b>Citizen Science Tuesday</b> <i>connects you with opportunities to be a part of conservation science with outdoor projects around the world and online</i> …

Review: Ruth DeFries’ The Big Ratchet

<b>The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crises.</b> <b>By Ruth DeFries. 2014. Basic Books. 296 pages.</b><p><i>Review by Peter Kareiva, chief</i> …

A Call For Inclusive Conservation

<i>A new comment in the journal</i> Nature <i>argues that conservation’s impact on the world is being hindered by the field’s lack of inclusiveness —</i> …

Joleah Lamb

NatureNet Fellow Joleah Lamb loves to sail, loves the ocean. So of course she loves to study coral reefs for…wait, why again?<p>“Disease,” says Lamb …

New Research Makes A Strong Case for Fish Passage

How do you figure out where a fish was born? You shoot a laser beam at its ear bone.<p>It may sound like a riddle, but this technique is helping Nature …

The Great Eggcase Hunt

<b>What Is The Great Eggcase Hunt?</b><p>Would you like to go on a hunt for mermaid’s purses?<p>Mermaid’s purses? No, this is not a mythical quest or the next …

Celebrate Groundhog Day: Embark on a Marmot-Thon

Punxsutawney Phil spends his year living in comfy digs in the town’s library. He has one challenge only: look for his shadow each year.<p>Here’s a …

Trishna Dutta

India, the second most populous country in the world, has put infrastructure development high on its list of priorities – especially for …

Can We Restore…Everything? 100 Words from Hobbs, Ellis, Marvier & Others

Can a vacant lot be….a dangerous idea?<p>Yes, argued a paper last fall in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, if you think of that lot as a …

iNaturalist: What’s in Your Neighborhood?

<b>Citizen Science Tuesday</b> <i>connects you with opportunities to be a part of conservation science with outdoor projects around the world and online</i> …

Better Green Living Through Chemistry

Conservancy NatureNet Fellow Sen Zhang and his colleagues recently announced a new process that overcomes a key obstacle to the wider adoption of …

Big Gulp: How Often Do Trout and Grayling Eat Mammals?

A shrew, hunting insects along a stream bank, slips into the icy water. It swims frantically to reach shore, using all its energy to stay afloat.<p>Just …

Cool Green Science: The Top 10 Posts of 2014

As the calendar year ends, we also mark our <b>second year anniversary as a conservation science blog.</b><p>Cool Green Science aims to feature the wide range …

Review: Richard J. King’s The Devil’s Cormorant

<b>The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History.</b> By Richard J. King. University of New Hampshire Press, 2013. 352 pages.<p><i>Review by Matt Miller, senior</i> …

Ghost Hunters: Recovering Lost & Abandoned Fishing Gear Saves Fish

Long after commercial fishers have pulled into dock, their lost and abandoned gear continues fishing – threatening marine wildlife and habitats …

Urban Wild: Flying Squirrels of the Beltway

One of North America’s most unusual wildlife watching destination is located just a short distance from the U.S. capital, tucked away in a small …

Winter Bird Feeding: Good or Bad for Birds?

Winter bird feeding is one of the most popular ways for people to interact with nature, and most do it to help birds get through these tough months.</b> …

How to Green Birding’s ‘Big Year’

For some birders, the end-of-year frenzy isn’t about shopping and returning. It’s about racking up as many bird species as possible in the last few …

Sea Turtle Tasks: A Night in the Life of a Researcher

Seeing a sea turtle lumber onto a beach and lay its eggs is, undeniably, a spectacular experience.<p>For sea turtle researchers, it also means a lot of …

Citizen Science Tuesday: AirCasting

<b>Citizen Science Tuesday</b> <i>connects you with opportunities to be a part of conservation science with outdoor projects around the world and online</i> …

10 Field Guides for the Serious Naturalist

Illustrated by David Allen Sibley. (Knopf)<p>“Life listing” birds can have an unfortunate side: it can reduce birds to mere tokens to be “ticked” in a …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

Penguin Watch: Serious Fun

<b>What is Penguin Watch?</b><p>Do cute penguins make you squee*?<p>OK, maybe not. But it’s hard not to like penguins. And now — through Penguin Watch — you can …

Citizen Science Salon

By Guest | January 24, 2018 4:29 pm<p><i>By Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Citizen Science Coordinator at EyesOnALZ</i><p>December 21st, 2017, just might enter the …

Citizen Explorers, Meet Your New Submersible

Underwater exploration has traditionally been an exclusive endeavor, accessible only to deep-pocketed adventurers or researchers backed by government …

Citizen Scientists Keep Watch For New Epidemics

By Angus Chen | December 2, 2014 12:57 pm<p>Iain Wanless / Flickr. Dying crows were one early sign of West Nile Virus entering North America<p>In 1999, …