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After a case of mistaken identity, scientists double down on their efforts to save a fabled fish.

article | 02.07.19

Resurrecting the Greenback, Take Two

article | 08.07.19

Resurrecting the Greenback, Take Two

Community-led conservation has taken root in Papua New Guinea. Now the plan’s architects must ensure that ecological protection and economic prosperity can coexist.

article | 01.08.19

Where the Rainforest Meets the Road

article | 54.08.19

Where the Rainforest Meets the Road

As China prepares to unveil its brand-new national park system, the country—and the world—holds its breath to see how conservation will play out under this authoritarian regime.

article | 12.18.18

Green Glove, Iron Fist

article | 57.18.18

Green Glove, Iron Fist

In Bangladesh, a bat-borne virus you've probably never heard of is poised to become the next pandemic—and medicine alone may not be sufficient to stop it. Is an ecological intervention the answer?

article | 12.12.18

The Reservoir

article | 39.12.18

The Reservoir

In western Washington, the Tulalip Tribes bet big on beavers.

article | 11.22.18

They Will Build It

article | 27.22.18

They Will Build It

Peruvian chefs and Amazon dwellers hope the answer is yes—and that the path to salvation will be sabroso.

article | 10.23.18

Can Wild Foods Save the Amazon?

article | 19.23.18

Can Wild Foods Save the Amazon?

Against all odds, two Kurdish scientists are fighting to create a peace park in the heart of the Middle East.

article | 09.11.18

Patience, Peace, and Persian Leopards

article | 08.11.18

Patience, Peace, and Persian Leopards

From climate change to a border wall, the oft-overlooked but vital scrubland plants in South Texas face myriad threats. To save them, this self-taught naturalist is taking matters into his own hands.

article | 08.15.18

Borderland Rebellion

article | 54.15.18

Borderland Rebellion

Battling rising seas and creeping asphalt, scientists race to save two endangered species.

article | 07.18.18

Butterflies in the Storm

article | 04.18.18

Butterflies in the Storm

“The Destroyer” is decimating bat populations across North America. But scientists are finding rays of hope.

article | 06.26.18

Glimmers in the Dark

article | 41.26.18

Glimmers in the Dark

Despite myriad threats, some coral reefs are thriving, or rebounding, suggesting it may be far too early to write the obituary for these critical ecosystems.

article | 05.23.18

Picture of Health

article | 29.23.18

Picture of Health

The future of the once-lawless, still-wild terrain of the Darién Gap will determine the fortune of Panama's national bird.

article | 04.19.18

Raptor at the end of the Road

article | 50.19.18

Raptor at the end of the Road

As the world’s marine ecosystems face ever-increasing threats, is the trend toward huge, remote reserves a promising new development or a worrisome distraction?

article | 04.10.18

A Drop in the Ocean?

article | 34.10.18

A Drop in the Ocean?

Scientists hope that dosing damaged corals with probiotics could fortify reefs against pollution, disease, and climate change.

article | 02.28.18

A Cure for Coral Reefs?

article | 55.28.18

A Cure for Coral Reefs?

After more than 30 years, genetically engineered salmon may be coming to a store near you. Is that good or bad news for the planet?

article | 02.13.18

One Fish, Two Fish, Strange Fish, New Fish

article | 06.13.18

One Fish, Two Fish, Strange Fish, New Fish

With the threats of poaching and deforestation mounting, some start-ups are taking a high-tech approach to the world’s most pressing conservation issues.

article | 01.30.18

Tech Support for an Ailing Planet

article | 03.30.18

Tech Support for an Ailing Planet

The fences protecting the unique biodiversity of Maui’s Kīpahulu Reserve have helped to keep invasive species at bay, but climate change is now carrying new threats up its slopes.

article | 01.09.18

Paradise Under Pressure

article | 32.09.18

Paradise Under Pressure

In Mongolia, the conflict between preserving wilderness and conserving culture is coming to a head.

article | 12.19.17

When Reindeer Can’t Roam

article | 36.19.17

When Reindeer Can’t Roam

Can the cattle industry be remade to save the Amazon rainforest?

article | 12.13.17

Better Beef

article | 56.13.17

Better Beef

New Zealand has an ambitious plan to wipe out invasive predators. Can the island country pull it off in time to save its iconic native birds?

article | 11.14.17

Eradication Nation

article | 13.14.17

Eradication Nation

The Arctic Ocean is beginning to look and act more like the Atlantic. It's a shift that threatens to upend an entire food web built on frigid waters.

article | 10.31.17

Sea Change

article | 03.31.17

Sea Change

In untangling a mysterious herring collapse from the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists reveal just how resilient—and unpredictable—ecosystems can be

article | 09.26.17

Boom and Busted

article | 57.26.17

Boom and Busted

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