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January 6, 2010
Volume 10, Issue 1


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Make a Resolution for Nature
Ramshorn Ranch, Wyoming.
Photo © Laurie Andrews, Jackson Hole Land Trust
Make a Resolution for Nature
Looking for the perfect New Year's resolution? Why not make a resolution for nature! How will you get outside in 2010? Are you making plans to live green? Share your resolution through Twitter and our online forum.

Year in Review 2009
Penobscot River.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Year in Review 2009
You helped us protect nature and preserve life all over planet Earth in 2009 — from Colombia to California and Australia to Virginia. Read about our biggest conservation achievements of the year — made possible by your support!

 Photos from the Bottom of the Sea
A Goby peeks from its perch on a Corallimorph.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Photos from the Bottom of the Sea
Explore the fantastical colors and creatures that lie deep below the ocean's surface in this amazing slideshow! Our director of photography talks with underwater photographer Jeff Yonover in the latest edition of "Mark Godfrey Selects."

 Climate Talks: What’s Next?
The United Nations seal.
Photo © Isriya Paireepairit via a Creative Commons license
Climate Talks: What's Next?
The UN climate change conference in Copenhagen is over, but what's next? Hear the Conservancy's take on what came from this two-week rollercoaster ride…and what governments, the U.S. Congress and the Conservancy should do to solidify a global agreement.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands
Exploring coral reefs, Raja Ampat Islands.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Expedition to Raja Ampat
Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green just finished an expedition to Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands, home to the most diverse coral reefs in the world! See what she found, from weird and wonderful corals to evidence that nature can adapt to climate change.

 Leave a Conservation Legacy
Conservancy member Bob Newson.
Photo © Simon Williams
Leave a Conservation Legacy
By making a bequest to The Nature Conservancy, member Bob Newson is able to leave a conservation legacy for future generations. He also joins more than 17,000 supporters in The Legacy Club.

 Ask the Conservationist: Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Roadrunner on fence post.
Photo © Marty Cordano
Ask the Conservationist: Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat
A reader in New Mexico wants to preserve an area of open space for roadrunners, quail and other native wildlife, but needs a game plan. See what tips our Conservancy ecologist has to get her started!

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“I was lucky to be in this place…”

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China's Meili Snow Mountain.
Photo © Scott Warren

Nature Stories Podcast Podcasts
Each week, our Nature Stories podcast brings you unexpected tales of people's connections with the natural world. You may subscribe to the series or download the individual stories through the links below.
How Many Bears Do You See?
Counting bears isn't a game…it's a contentious business. Produced by Gillian Rutherford with the Canadian Broadcasting System
Twitching for Storm Petrels
Bird-watching like this requires tenacity. Produced by Ari Daniel Shapiro
For Sale: The Darwin Ranch
A unique Wyoming institution is on the market. Produced by Addie Goss with Wyoming Public Radio
Songs of the Humpback Whales
It sounds like a jungle down there! Produced by Robert Woolsey and Lisa Bush
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Janet Haas; © Patrick Coin via a Creative Commons Share Alike 2.5 license; © luckypass via a Creative Commons license; © Dr. Louis Herman/NOAA.
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