Science in Action

Science is integral to all stages of conservation – from problem identification, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement to implementation, evaluation, and communication. Our Science in Action series tells the story of how we apply science for conservation.


Terrestrial | Marine | Economics | Science


How do we increase climate resilience in ways that work for people and nature?

Terrestrial | Marine | Planning

TNC and the U.S. Navy

How can we protect natural resource and coastal military assets from sea level rise?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Marine | Science

Research for Impact

How do we design scientific research to have impact in the world?

Freshwater | Terrestrial | Marine | Economics


How do we put economics and finance to work for conservation?

Marine | Technology | Science

Closing the Abalone Data Gap

Can putting technology in the hands of citizen scientists transform how abalone are managed?

Marine | Planning | Science

Saving Tomorrow’s Coast

Can California protect its iconic coastline as sea levels rise?

Marine | Planning | Science


How can we help small-scale and data-limited fisheries manage their resource sustainably?

Freshwater | Marine | Science

Invisible Nurseries

By highlighting the ecological roles of estuaries, can we protect these threatened coastal habitats?

Marine | Planning | Science

Reducing Bycatch

How can we reduce bycatch without threatening the economic viability of the fishery?

Marine | Planning

Marine Protected Areas

How can science inform – and help facilitate – the design of a statewide network of Marine Protected Areas?