Biodiversity

Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.
Puffins in Maine

Two Atlantic Puffins on Maine's Eastern Egg Rock. (Photos by Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

University of Georgia
The beloved Atlantic Puffin is a symbol of conservation success. After the birds disappeared from islands along the coast of Maine, victims of feather hunters, biologist Stephen Kress restarted colonies using innovative techniques.
Orangutans

(Su Neko/Creative Commons)

Health In Harmony
"Our over-consumption of Earth’s resources has destroyed animal habitats, polluted the environment, and decimated wildlife populations. Humans created this crisis. We are also able to stop it."
Arizona State University
In 1987, condors were on the brink of extinction. Three decades later, the California condor is slowly rebounding.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.
University of Delaware
A vernal pool is a pond — but, more specifically, a seasonal one since it typically dries out at some point during the course of the year.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno welcomes everyone to the 2018 Planet Forward Summit. Now more than ever, he said, we need to find ways to “communicate and connect, to engage public audiences.”
University of Montana
Dr. Tom Lovejoy revels in the importance of a connected rainforest ecosystem in the Amazon and the role that Camp 41 serves — embedding human aspiration in natural landscapes.
The George Washington University
How a grass-roots, community-based organization is promoting sustainable tourism that seeks to preserve biodiversity and develop the local economy in the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania.
SUNY ESF
The 'Alalā, or Hawaiian crow, has been extinct in the wild since 2002, but recent attempts at reintroduction are putting the species on the right path to a return to the wild.

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