Biodiversity

Trail camera attached to a tree.

Trail cameras like this one capture videos of passing animals and are useful wildlife research and conservation tools. (Evan Barnard/American University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | American University
Osa Conservation, a science-driven nonprofit organization, studies and monitors wildlife conservation progress by remotely capturing wildlife – on camera.
Sheets of ice float atop a calm ocean. The sun appears muted behind a layer of clouds.

(Kai Boggild/imaggeo.egu.eu/CC BY 3.0)

Northwestern University
Comer Conference geoscience and climate science graduate students investigate the effect of climate change from ancient life forms to theoretical models. 
A sign with a picture of a "tarpon tag" license plate. The text underneath states, "This project was funded by a grant from Tampa Bay Estuary Program's Specialty License Plate"

An example of the "tarpon tag" license plate. For $17 a year, Florida residents can have this specialty license plate which funds dozens of community projects every year. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | Eckerd College
What effect can a cool license plate have on your local ecosystem? In the Tampa Bay area, simply purchasing a specialty license plate, adorned in the iconic tarpon, funds dozens of projects annually through the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
University of Connecticut
Scientists express concerns that an often fatal disease infecting Connecticut's domestic rabbit population may spread to the species' wild counterparts and have disastrous consequences. 
A group of people walk down a path lined with tall plants. Signs on either side of the maze entrance usher maze-goers inside.

Maze-goers walk through the entrance of the At’l Do Farms maze made up of seven different crops designed to reduce the amount of water required to grow in a drought-stricken West Texas landscape. (Katie Perkins)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
How one West Texas family created a sustainable and drought-tolerant crop maze to save a beloved fall tradition from drying out.
An extreme close up of a tiny robotic bee perched on the end of a toothpick.
George Washington University
Robotic bees are being developed to study buzz pollination and help support the conservation of declining bee populations across the globe.
A feral hog searches for food among some rocks.

Feral hogs are a destructive invasive species prevalent across Texas. (Roy Buri/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Controlling invasive species can be costly and time-consuming. Watch this video to learn how including them on your plate could be a viable way to manage and even reduce populations.

Shady Creek River during sunset with haze over the water in July 2021. (Shannon Lorusso)

University of Georgia
Messing around in nature at the Shady Creek River, Georgia. Slumbering in an Eno hammock, saving a life, and more…
The author canoes in a river in Georgia.

Canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. (Photo courtesy Clint Hawkins)

University of Georgia
Escape into the wondrous Okefenokee Swamp. Alligators, cypress trees, egrets, oh my!

Tyrell McClain holds up a clump of soil on McGinley Ranch while discussing the high biodiversity under the surface of the ground on September 17, 2022. (Dr. Imani Cheers/Planet Forward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
An interview with Vice President of Ranch Operations at Turner Enterprises, Mark Kossler, about the benefits, challenges, and future of sustainable agriculture.

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