Island Press Field Notes blog

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

This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic.

In fall, about 21 mammal and bird species worldwide, mostly in northern regions, change their coat or plumage colors from brown to white. White provides camouflage against predators as snow covers the landscape in winter. In spring, these same animals...

View from a mountain top in Khan Khentii Protected Area, Khuh Nuur, Mongolia. Photo © Nick Hall

A mysterious and untimely death is not what first comes to mind when I think about wildlife conservation. But the death of conservation ranger...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

The Rants from the Hill essay series has appeared in High Country News online every month, without fail, since July 2010. A lot has happened in those (almost) six years as we—my wife, Eryn, and our daughters, Hannah and Caroline—have...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

They went into the muslin bags easily as we freed them one by one from under the heavy net. Some were stunned, frozen, immobile; others struggled between the strands, exploding with powerful wings when handled. I was a tag-along, a newbie, an invited...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

Mangrove planting in Kiribati. Photo by Kennedy Warne.

 

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

A hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus.

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