Biodiversity

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
The border wall threatens over 100 endangered species; can activists unite and stop its construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument?
The George Washington University
Eastern oysters are one of the most iconic species living in the Chesapeake Bay, providing benefits to the Bay’s ecosystem and economy. But unfortunately, eastern oysters are in trouble.   Lets take a closer look at how scientists at the George... Read More

A nocturnal animal like the Fisher is usually only seen momentarily or by accident, and is most commonly observed darting across dirt roads at night. (Arthur Chapman/Creative Commons)

Princeton University
This essay recounts stories of my experiences observing animals in the weasel family (mustelids), particularly the Fisher (Martes pennanti).

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) puffs its feathers on a cold and snowy day. (David Restivo/National Park Service)

Princeton University
This is the story of how I became fascinated by birds, accumulated over a thousand field guides, and traveled the world as a result.
Northwestern University
Toward the end of Sasco Creek Road in Westport, Connecticut, passersby witness a charming landscape change. The typical residential street opens up to a vast meadow where grasses tickle the waists of hikers and birdwatchers. Goldfinches whiz by in... Read More
Carleton College
How the Macaw Society is saving an iconic tropical species, and training a new generation of conservationists, too.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
A true story of the fear and sadness that comes with living in the Amazon rainforest.

(Ethan Freese/University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Southeast Nebraska is home to a unique ecosystem known as the eastern saline wetlands, which derive their salinity from salts that were deposited deep underground when much of the U.S. was covered by an inland sea.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Think of a creature you most despise. You might ask, why does it even exist? While the it may not seem to have a purpose to you, with a little research you may discover why that creature is essential to the ecosystem, the economy, and you.

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