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This year researchers collaborated to describe 213 new-to-science species from five continents and three oceans.
BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition opens, awarding prizes for the best nature and wildlife photos
Partners join forces to target meaningful biodiversity protections.
The Academy's newest planetarium show transports viewers to epic observatories in Chile.
The Academy condemns the killing of George Floyd—and acknowledges that anti-racism must begin in our own house.
An update shared with Academy staff on May 26, 2020.
Stunning images of Earth and its lifeforms represent the best nature and wildlife photographers in the world.
41,000+ citizen scientists—some while sheltering in place—provided important urban biodiversity observations.
This year, the City Nature Challenge focuses on international collaboration and the healing power of nature.
New aquarium exhibit and larger-than-life animatronic models explore the mystery and power of venom on Earth.
From our new exhibit Venom to meeting spiders in the rainforest,
the Academy is feeling the sting of spring!
Rayna Bell, African frog expert, joins the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.
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