New Genus Cryptomyrus - ‘Hidden Fish’- Described for Two New Electric Fish Species Discovered in Gabon
Ithaca, New York
Topic (Rivers & Lakes)
February 08, 2016
Topic (Rivers & Lakes)
September 10, 2016
Farm irrigation scheme team ran from meeting to meeting and doubled their kilometres of preparation for Saturday's competition Learn More
Cape Town, South Africa
August 17, 2016
May 14, 2013
The Isdells, who have supported conservation work in Africa for more than 30 years, announced their gift during an event hosted by Zambia Vice President Guy Scott Learn More
The Nature Conservancy Receives $26 Million in Funding—One of the Largest Gifts to Conservation in Africa
March 04, 2014
Commitment from the Peter Hawkins Dobberpuhl Foundation will benefit wild places and the people living in them
December 14, 2015
The Nature Conservancy, KWS, and Tencent Working Together to Stop Poaching Learn More
Topic (Oceans & Coasts)
March 10, 2016
Deal Paves Way for Creation of 400,000-Square-Kilometer Marine Protected Area
Private Grants led by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
March 03, 2016
June 26, 2014
Custom Guitars to Include the name Satao to honor Elephant Recently Slaughtered for Ivory Learn More
In Honor of World Elephant Day - Martin D-28 Guitar (left-handed) Autographed by Paul McCartney to #SaveElephants, Benefitting The Nature Conservancy
August 12, 2014
Preventing the Extinction of the World’s Most Endangered Antelope - Only Hirola Sanctuary on the Planet
December 02, 2014
January 20, 2017
Nature Conservancy in Africa Director of Field Programs Charles Oluchina is quoted in this article about Loisaba Conservancy, which TNC Africa is working with partners to protect for people and nature.
The Star, Kenya
December 19, 2016
The Nature Conservancy in Africa is working with communities, governments, and the Northern Rangelands Trust to use innovative methods to protect Lamu's valuable marine resources.
December 13, 2016
Nature Conservancy Africa Program Director David Banks tells USA TODAY what we can do to help giraffe populations and why the future is hopeful for Africa's people and wildlife.
September 15, 2016
The Nature Conservancy partners with the City of Cape Town to announce an MOU to establish South Africa’s first water fund after Sub-Saharan Africa Urban Water Blueprint reveals that Cape Town is a priority city for watershed conservation potential.
September 08, 2016
Zack, one of the ranger dogs from Loisaba Conservancy in northern Kenya that The Nature Conservancy helps support, is featured in Ruffwear.
The New York Times
September 01, 2016
Nature Conservancy Africa Program Director David Banks is quoted in the New York Times by issue leading reporter Jeffrey Gettleman in his article on the final Great Elephant Census report.
August 24, 2016
Africa Program Conservation Director Matthew Brown is quoted in multiple articles on The Nature Conservancy's innovative project with Honeyguide to use fireworks and chili clouds to save elephants and crops in Tanzania.
New Security Beat
March 28, 2016
The Nature Conservancy's work with health care organization Pathfinder International to address interconnected challenges to create healthier families, fisheries, and forests is featured in New Security Beat.
March 18, 2016
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundations gives $1 million in support of The Nature Conservancy's historic debt-for-nature deal with the Republic of Seychelles to increase marine protection from less than 1 percent to 30 percent by 2020.
March 04, 2016
The Nature Conservancy partners with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and the Zambia Department of National Parks and Wildlife to launch the results of the Zambia Great Elephant Census.
May 08, 2016
Journalist Mary Ann Anderson tells the story of Loisaba Conservancy and how we can all play a role in sustaining a vibrant future for the communities and wildlife that share the rugged lands of northern Kenya.
April 25, 2016
The Nature Conservancy is working with partners in northern Tanzania, including Goldman Prize winner Edward Loure of Ujamaaa Community Resource Team, to secure land for wildlife and nature, while helping communities retain their traditional livelihoods.
February 09, 2016
The Nature Conservancy supports an expedition that discovered two new electric fish species in Gabon. The findings were published in a peer-reviewed ZooKeys, and the news was featured in over 141 outlets, including Wired.
September 30, 2015
National Geographic blog post by Eric T. Schultz, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia and David Banks, Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy Africa highlights our aerial Great Elephant Census survey in Zambia.
July 21, 2015
George Maina, marine project coordinator for The Nature Conservancy's Kenya Program, captures the story of a vagrant Cape Sea Lion that made a record trip and was rescued from a fisherman’s gillnet.
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.
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.
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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