Planet Earth teems with life—and now you can meet some of its stars! Check out our profiles below of some of the most amazing animals on the planet—living in niches from the deep oceans to the highest mountains. And don't forget that the work of The Nature Conservancy and its partners impacts the habitats that many of these species need to survive.
Autumn’s cool down sends many animals south to their wintering grounds – and for some, the trip is nothing short of spectacular.
The Nature Conservancy and PBS encourage you to learn more about endangered species and what we can do to help them. Take the quiz
Meet the semi-aquatic family that includes toads, frogs, newts...and a salamander that never grew up. Learn more
From the rare whooping crane to the burrowing owl, learn about the habits of our feathered friends. Learn more
Learn about some of the more than 25,000 species of fish that live in Planet Earth's rivers, lakes and oceans. Learn more
From the cicada to the Karner blue butterfly, learn about some of the more than 1 million insect species. Learn more
Discover fun facts about the African elephant, the American pine marten, and everything in between. Learn more
Go deeper into the family that once ruled the planet as dinosaurs and still makes its presence felt worldwide. Learn more
Animals by Habitat
Learn more about the animals that make the most of the low cover and abundant plant life in grasslands and prairies.
Learn more about the animals that depend on Earth's most precious resource: fresh water.
From the coral reefs and their abundance of life, to the solitary creatures that lurk in the depths, the oceans are home to some of the planet's most unusual creatures.
The forests and jungles of Planet Earth support some of the most complex communities of animal life.
Learn more about the hardy and adaptable species that make their home in the desert.