May 14, 2013
The Isdells, who have supported conservation work in Africa for over 30 years, announced their gift during an event hosted by Zambia Vice President Guy Scott Learn More
Ultrarunner Scott Jurek to Lead Nature Conservancy Team in One of the World’s Most Challenging Marathons
March 13, 2012
Endurance-running champion Jurek joins Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek on Team Nature to raise funds for community development and conservation programs in Kenya Learn More
April 03, 2013
Three years ago, David Banks went to a remote community in Tanzania to enlist the residents in ongoing efforts aimed at protecting the endangered chimpanzee.... “Frankly, we got nowhere with that”
March 07, 2013
As in many lakes around the world, water temperature is on the rise in Lake Tanganyika. This and other climate-related factors are causing subtle but significant changes
December 03, 2012
Hands up if you’ve heard of the hirola. If not, you’re unlikely to ever see one – the last remaining species of a once-plentiful genus of antelopes, it totters on the perilous edge of extinction. Or does it? Plans are afoot to save this revered beast. Download pdf
CBS Evening News
November 26, 2012
Mountain Bull is a six-ton living legend in Kenya. He has evaded poachers many times before. Now hunters are after him again
November 14, 2012
While the world focuses on the African Union effort to oust Al Shabaab militants from Somalia, another operation is quietly plugging away along the country's southern border with Kenya.
But instead of international forces and Islamic extremists, this one involves a leading conservationist, Chinese funders, a handful of helicopters and group of pastoralists. Their mission? To save the hirola antelope
August 30, 2012
Managing wildland fire is pretty much the same anywhere in the world. You need to think carefully about when and where to apply it and how to starve the fire of fuel in places you don’t want it. There are several ways to do it—but you need to know how. Read Story
World Policy Blog
June 01, 2012
I’ve flown to Kenya’s remote Ijara district, 80 miles from the Somali border, to find out how Ian Craig, an ex-professional hunter turned wildlife activist, plans to help the area’s Muslim pastoralist community keep their tiny population of hirola antelope from spiraling into extinction
April 02, 2012
In the latest issue of Africa Geographic, writer Ian Michler weighs in on whether TNC adds anything to the mix of organizations already focused on conservation work in Africa.
The Smart Set
March 29, 2012
I’ve flown to Kenya’s remote Ijara district for the hirola, a little-known antelope with lyrate horns and a long, cartoonish face. Specifically, I'm here to find out how [Ian] Craig, an ex-professional hunter turned wildlife savior, plans to help the area’s Muslim pastoralist community keep their tiny population of hirola from spiraling into extinction from habitat loss, predation and poaching.
The Telegraph (UK)
December 10, 2011
I have joined a group of Chinese billionaires, their friends and families – 50 in all – on a private safari in Kenya. The guests are paying for themselves, but the trip was organised by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a leading US-based conservation group that operates in 32 countries to safeguard and stabilise areas of ecological significance.
Rivers & Lakes
November 30, 2011
One of the world's largest lakes, Lake Tanganyika (map), has evolved over time to act more like an ocean, housing colorful animals such as jellyfish in water up to a mile (1.5 kilometers) deep.
November 08, 2011
The hirola, a large African antelope known for its striking, goggle-like eye markings, is the only remaining species in the genus Beatragus—and its numbers are dwindling fast, conservationists say.
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