Indigenous Communities Are Better at Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows
A new study adds to research showing concrete links between Indigenous rights to land and sustainable conservation.
Republican Leaders Aim to Make Conservation Conservative Again
A new Republican caucus will tackle conservation and climate change. Is the GOP changing its tune or merely paying lip service to environmental issues?
Are There Potential Downsides of Going to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?
A new study looks at the danger to biodiversity that could come from increased mining of minerals used to create batteries for renewable energy technologies.
What We Know and Don't Know About the State of Insect Populations in the U.S. and Europe
Despite the fact that insects make up most of the species on Earth, and much of the planet's biomass, they are significantly understudied compared to mammals, birds, fish, and much else.
How Climate Change Is Threatening the Biodiversity of the Brazilian Savanna
The Cerrado, a tropical savanna in Brazil that covers an area larger than Mexico, has already lost half of its native vegetation.
The Secret Life of George Grinnell, One of America's Greatest Conservationists
An excerpt from John Taliaferro's new biography.
Women Own Half the Farmland in America. They Don't Earn Half the Profits.
Here's we know about women in agriculture in 2019.
Madagascar's Rich Natural Heritage Is Hanging on a Knife's Edge, Experts Warn
The country's president has a poor environmental record, raising concerns over the preservation of Madagascar's iconic biodiversity.
Fish and Wildlife Is 'Conserving' Imperiled Animals by Denying Them Protection
New documents show how quotas to delist or downlist endangered species may be influencing conservation decisions.
A New Survey Finds That Green Turtles Numbers Are Increasing in the Pacific
But the results are not so rosy for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.
Africa's Rarest Carnivore Fights for Survival in the Ethiopian Highlands
There are only about 500 Ethiopian wolves left in the wild—and they face a number of growing threats. One non-profit is working to save them.
New Protections Will Prevent Fossil Fuel Activity in Canada's Marine Protected Areas
Meanwhile, a proposal to expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters has been halted indefinitely.
Inside a Remarkable Local Effort to Stop Elephant Poaching in Zambia
Poachers have killed more than 90 percent of Zambia's elephants since the 1950s. In response, villagers banded together to protect those in North Luangwa National Park last year.
Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Protect Public Lands Highlights Environmental Justice Issues
Warren's plan includes ending fossil fuel drilling on public lands, eliminating entrance fees for national parks, and mandating spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Why Puma Population Control Is Not Necessarily a Win for Hunters
New research suggests that recent moves to increase the numbers of sought-after trophy species might be ill-advised and counterproductive.
How the Trump Administration Is Undermining Nationally Coordinated Conservation Efforts
The administration's latest target: research centers known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
Illegal Fishing Persists in Honduran Shark Sanctuaries
A conversation with marine biologist Gabriela Ochoa about th eimpacts of shark fishing in the La Mosquita region.
California's Drought Is Over. What Will That Mean for Water Use?
California's water conservation has seen ups and downs in recent years. Here's what the data shows.
The Mysterious Salamanders Fighting Extinction Under Central Texas
Researchers warn that all of the underground salamanders living in an aquifer system near Austin could disappear in the next century.
How Shark Trackers Uncovered Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean
The data suggests that the removal of reef fish in the British Indian Ocean Territory has increased since 2013, and that sharks are being deliberately targeted.