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By Jen Hawse / On June 18th, 2020

We love our pets and yet we face an alarming decline in species worldwide. What’s the connection? In his new book, Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction,...

Anti litter sign in the woods. Photo by Will Schick

By Will Schick / On November 25th, 2019

The Ward 8 Woods group wants people to know to know that their woods are not the dumping grounds for anyone’s trash.

Drawing of EO Wilson with an ant

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 28th, 2019

Island Press President David Miller offered a preview of the upcoming graphic adaptation of EO Wilson's Naturalist. 

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 27th, 2019

Read this excerpt from Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines to find out what makes rainforests so valuable for our planet.

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 19th, 2019

Photos from the book Rainforest showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet's rainforests.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2019

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Nature Camp inspires a commitment to conserve and sustain the environment and its natural resources. 

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 4th, 2019

Photos from the book Firestorm, now available in paperback, offer a glimpse into the new reality of wildfire.

By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling food...

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 26th, 2019

Threats to pollinators abound, but so too do the everyday conservation efforts being taken to protect them. 

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