Great Gray Owl. Markus Varesvuo/NPL/Minden Pictures

Fall 2016

Trekking into Indonesia's palm forests to expose pyros, poachers, and a trail of destruction. Catching some hoots with an elusive, isolated group of Great Gray Owls in California. The eagles come to roost, and feast, on an organic chicken farm. A coffee, booze, and cigarette ban to help keep baby ibises safe

Read on for the full contents of our fall issue

As the Global Demand for Palm Oil Surges, Indonesia's Rainforests Are Being Destroyed

Tracts of land are being cleared to make way for palm plantations, releasing vast quantities of CO2 and giving poachers easy access to endangered Helmeted Hornbills.

Raising Northern Bald Ibis Chicks Requires a Lot of Cuddle Time ... and Spit

Europe’s most endangered ibises just finished their first migration across the Alps, and they couldn’t have done it without their “foster parents.”

Using Fire to Save the Dazzling Gouldian Finch
The endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher relies on the Rio Grande's thirsty cottonwood forests. Scarlett Howell/USGS
Sacred Water Flows Through the Rio Grande

An Organic Chicken Farm in Georgia Has Become an Endless Buffet for Bald Eagles

Dozens of the raptors crash White Oak Farms each winter to dine on its fields of pasture-raised poultry. With little recourse, the farmers are racing to adapt.

The Respect and Compassion Vote
Our Palm Oil Investigation With FERN

After 100 Years, Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand the Mysterious Great Gray Owl

The elusive owls live in California's Sierra Nevada and have fascinated researchers for a century, but studying them has never been easy.