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Farming and ranching can be converted from a global environmental problem into the leading edge of an effort to avert looming biological disaster – …Ecology
Logging elephants are an incredible part of Myanmar’s history — but they’re also key to help reduce the negative impacts that logging can have on the …Elephants
Beautiful bird feathers bring bird watchers flocking together. From brightly colored birds like the painted bunting to a bird-of-paradise that with a …Birds
Myth #1: Poison ivy and its cousins, poison oak and poison sumac, are the only poison plants in the United States that cause an itchy rash.<p>Poison ivy …Yellowstone National Park
It’s taken us 10 days to find this place. We left at sunrise, hiking through Myanmar’s Bago Yoma mountains in search of pristine teak forest. After 8 …Forests
Everything you need to see great wildlife responsibly in Yellowstone National Park.National Parks
There will be almost 2 billion additional urban dwellers by 2030. In the face of this massive urban growth, how can we protect plants and animals …Biodiversity
The least fun part of summer camping? Smelly toilets. But a scent-free future may lie with a humble worm.Worms
A week spent living and working in an active logging camp deep in some of Myanmar’s best remaining teak forests where people are working to save …Forests
Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains how acoustics could revolutionize conservation data collection.Conservation
Three photos. Three questions. That’s all there is to it. Your identifications help give conservationists the information they need to restore young …Habitats
After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. But with recent political change comes great opportunity.Forests
Protected areas are the most common tool used by conservationists to protect biodiversity. But what if they don’t actually work?Conservation
Prairie chickens were once so abundant in the Great Plains that they were hunted for the market and shipped by the trainload to New York City. Could …Birds
Five stories of unusual wildlife “dads” in honor of Father’s Day.
Acid mine drainage devastates streams, but there are surprising efforts underway in Coal Country.
To all the benefits of coral reefs, add one more: flood reduction. Without coral reefs, annual global damages from flooding would double.
Three great reads on invasive toads, local wildlife and Gombe.
Cool Green Science reporters recently won seven awards from the Outdoor Writer's Association of America.
Social media sites are exponentially increasing the number of people at some of the world’s most famous outdoor places. But it doesn’t have to be …
Power to the Trees: New research from TNC and NASA shows targeted urban reforestation efforts can provide meaningful public health benefits in terms …
Nature Conservancy scientists are collaring snow leopards in western Mongolia to help limit livestock predation and protect these rare cats.
Wouldn't it be easier if people could search for plants starting with the things they know, like flower color and similar visual traits? Rainforest …
Long-billed curlews are kings of camouflage, but tracking them reveals their nesting and migratory habits.
Poor water quality in Hawaii's oceans degrades corals, threatening the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them. A dedicated …
Already besieged by habitat loss, Myanmar’s wild elephants face a new threat — poachers who hunt them for their skin.
Hugh Possingham is bird obsessed, while his wife Karen loves world history. Read on for their reviews of seven world heritage sites... which may or …
The second Conservancy-wide Bird Blitz launches, counting birds on Conservancy-protected lands and waters.
Some still deride zoos as “prisons” – but in reality they have become an important force for conservation.