The Wild Whoopers: A Species on the Brink
Whooping Cranes used to be widespread throughout North America, with estimates of their populations reaching as high as 10,000. But by 1941, just 15 individuals remained. What happened to these cranes? From habitat loss to hunting, Dr. Elizabeth Smith from the International Crane Foundation explains why they fell to such low numbers and what has been done to save them since. (The music in this episode is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
New results from Earthworm Watch released
How many worms have our volunteers found? How much soil have they dug up? What's an earthworm's favourite habitat?
Check out the new infographic from Earthworm Watch.
Capturing Our Coast Scotland volunteer Hugh Tooby
In 2013, Hugh left his job as a doctor to pursue a different career path, and reaping the benefits of spending time outdoors.
Hugh joined our Capturing our Coast project in 2016 and this is his blog.
From the urban metropolis of Shanghai to the deserts of the United Arab Emirates and the wetlands of India, discover new insights into the key causes of water quality loss and ecosystem degradation both globally and locally, triggering important conservation actions, thanks to volunteers involved in FreshWater Watch.
With over 50 research expeditions around the world, we have countless stories to share.
From Earthwatch, the environmental nonprofit connecting citizens with scientists, comes the Earthwatch Podcast. This season, we delve into the human conflict in conservation. From the coastal marshes of Texas to the seagrass meadows of Southeast Alaska and beyond, follow us as we explore the conservation efforts underway to protect endangered species and ecosystems. (The music in this trailer is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)