An immense portion of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia has just gained new protections.
The area is a source of food in the vast expanse of the ocean and a spawning ground for tuna, shark, marlin and swordfish.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York holds within it a rare species: the endangered Karner blue butterfly.
The idea of saving and preserving historic sites through international cooperation, has been around since World War I, but a singular event helped create UNESCO's World Heritage program.
Rare blue parrot already believed to be extinct in the wild, after deforestation and non-native honeybees started competing with them for nest space.
As NOAA's '30 Days of the Ocean' draw to a close this weekend, we take a look at some of its wonderful underwater camera work.
Big parks may look good on a map, but they often do little to preserve nature's rich diversity of trees, birds, mammals, and other creatures.
Like the Sound of Music's Von Trapp family, plants may be able to hide away from a warming climate in the mountains.