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Penguin Books Supports Plant a Billion Trees
Penguin Books Supports Plant a Billion Trees
This summer, Penguin Books is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is proud to support our Plant a Billion Trees campaign. Learn about Penguin's support, anniversary tour with well-known authors and much more.

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Nature Conservancy Magazine
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Every issue of our magazine includes conservation success stories and in-depth articles — plus gorgeous photography from around the world.

Great Places
June 2, 2010
Volume 10, Issue 6


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World Ocean’s Day 2010
Aerial view of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in The Bahamas.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
World Ocean's Day 2010
It's June 8 — and you don't need to live near the beach to celebrate! Explore the top 5 most interesting (and sometimes surprising) ways your life is connected to oceans with our new interactive graphic.

Save America’s Great Outdoors
Flyfishing for steelhead on the Hoh River in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Photo © Bridget Besaw
Save America's Great Outdoors
Conservation needs your help! You can protect our great outdoors by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the most important way land conservation gets funded in the United States.

The Gulf: Ways You Can Help
A brown pelican is washed in Fort Jackson, Louisiana.
Photo © IBRCC/Flickr via a Creative Commons License
The Gulf: Ways You Can Help
The Nature Conservancy has 3 things you can do right now to help the Gulf coast, its wildlife and the people who depend on it. Help today.

 Band Together
Baby bald eagles.
Photo © Dave Menke/USFWS
Band Together
Watch highlights from the recent bald eagle chick banding on our Santa Cruz Island preserve in California! Get up close and personal with these majestic birds and learn how the banding will benefit bald eagle conservation.

 Father’s Day is June 20!
The rugged southern ocean coast of the Gondwana Link project in Western Australia. Photo © Ron Geatz/TNC
Father's Day is June 20!
This Father's Day, go paperless and have your gift matched when you Adopt an Acre in Australia. Make Dad smile when you show him how much you care about him and the great outdoors!

 Natural Light: Amazing Wildlife
A brown bear fishes for salmon at Brooks Falls in Alaska. Photo © Ami Vitale
Natural Light: Amazing Wildlife
Take a trip around the globe and get to know an amazing array of wildlife — from penguins to zebras — and learn about the wild places that these animals call home.

 Conservation Success for Canada’s Forests
British Columbia, Canada.
Photo © Charlie Ott
Conservation Success for Canada's Forests
See how the Conservancy helped 21 timber companies and 9 environmental non-profits come together to break down barriers and build a new foundation for the protection of Canada's amazing Boreal Forest.

 Ask the Conservationist: Oil vs. Nature
Oyster reef restoration.
Photo © Daniel White/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: Oil vs. Nature
Mike Beck, a senior scientist with the Conservancy's Global Marine Team, describes what the Gulf oil spill could do to the globally significant habitats of the Gulf of Mexico — and explains how the Conservancy's data can help.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“These fluffy dandelion-like seeds can be blown for miles by the constant winds that sweep across open grasslands.”

Read More and Download the Photo as Desktop Wallpaper

Seeds of wild lettuce plant (Lactuca sp) in Aurora, Nebraska.
Photo © Chris Helzer/TNC

Go Green Go Green
Explore eco-tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet. Get more tips at our Everyday Environmentalist web page.
Get Reel With Your Mower
How much of a difference can a push-mower make?
Guide to Bike Commuting
Find out how to get to the office on two wheels.
Garden with Native Plants
Learn how from a vegetation ecologist!
Save the World in Your Pajamas
Is telecommuting the answer to the climate crisis?
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © iStockphoto.com (Reel mower); © richardmasoner/Flickr via a Creative Commons License (Cyclist); © Harold E. Malde (Purple sage, Texas); © Paladin27/Flickr via a Creative Commons license (Home office).
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