4 things you didn’t know elephants do for you

On top of being amazing creatures, elephants actually make life better for all of us, sometimes in surprising ways.

Marine parks: big or small? Both, says oceans expert

What should marine protected areas look like, and how large should they be?

3 hopeful stories for endangered species

In honor of Endangered Species Day, Human Nature highlights three recent signs of hope for some of the world’s most threatened animals.

Parched Cape Town’s lesson for cities: Protect nature

Human Nature talked to Conservation International’s freshwater lead about what cities have to do to protect their water supplies in a changing climate.

3 books to get you through the end of winter

Here are three books Conservation International (CI) staff can’t put down.

3 reasons elephants make the best mothers

On this Mother’s Day, here are three reasons why elephants make some of the best mothers.

Social media turns tide of ocean protection in Brazil

Brazil recently announced the creation of two marine protected areas totaling 900,000 square kilometers.

Worldwide launch: Experience ‘My Africa’ in virtual reality

Conservation International released its “My Africa” virtual reality project to the world in seven languages.

Nature’s year ahead: 3 must-read environmental books for 2018

Here are three books about the environment that you should add to your reading list.

Reefs are losing recovery time between bleaching events, experts say

A recent study finds that warmer waters are causing an increase in coral bleaching events.

In South America, are the tides turning against illegal fishing?

A Conservation International scientist explains how the Ecuadorean government handled a case of illegal fishing.

5 ways to go green

Here are five ways you can help the environment this year.

Best of 2017: In ‘blockchain’ technology, a futuristic solution to conservation’s greatest challenges

Blockchain could be used to trace high-value commodities, like sustainably caught fish.

Best of 2017: Climate-induced species migrations could upend human society: study

Climate change’s effects on the tuna population could change the lives of Pacific Islanders.

In case you missed it: 3 recent ‘gifts’ to the environment

Organizations and countries give back to the environment this holiday season.

Best of 2017: Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon

The project helps Brazil move towards its Paris Agreement target of reforesting 12 million hectares of land by 2030.

Best of 2017: Wild ring-tailed lemur population has plummeted 95% since 2000

There are more ring-tailed lemurs in zoos around the world than remain in the wild.

Best of 2017: What on Earth is a ‘carbon offset’?

Find out how to offset your carbon footprint.

Best of 2017: Europe moves to restrict import of unsustainable palm oil

The European Parliament’s call for palm oil sustainability criteria is one of the highlights of 2017.

Fish or hydropower? New research eases choices in one of world’s most important rivers

CI scientist’s research finds harmony between fish and hydropower.

The One Planet summit is over. Here’s what you need to know

World leaders pledged millions of dollars toward climate change mitigation efforts.

Holiday gift guide for the environmentalist in your life

These are our top picks for gifts this holiday season.

Head for the mountains: Three stories you should read

CI is working to protect mountain habitats around the world