New research makes strong case for restoring Hong Kong’s lost oyster reefs

IMAGE: Oyster reefs in Hong Kong view more  Credit: ©Kyle Obermann/Courtesy TNC New research produced jointly by The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published recently in the scientific journal Restoration Ecology, shows the enormous potential of restoring lost oyster reefs, bringing […]

Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems

This photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows a prescribed fire sweeping through longleaf pines in 2019 at The Nature Conservancy’s Calloway Preserve near Fort Bragg, N.C. An intensive effort in nine coastal states from Virginia to Texas is bringing back longleaf pines—armor-plated trees that bear footlong needles and need regular fires to spark their […]