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See all of the places your Adopt an Acre gift can make a difference. When you Adopt an Acre you can protect nature near you.

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Create a personal fundraising page to protect the places you care for most. It's easy to set up your personal nature fund — and you can use it as a gift alternative for any occasion, from weddings to anniversaries!

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Coral Bleaching 101
Bleached coral at Ant Atoll, Pohnpei.
Photo © Nick Hall
Coral Bleaching 101
With ocean temperatures heating up this year, scientists fear the world's coral reefs are in for a massive bleaching event. The Conservancy is on the scene to assess just how bad it could be — and apply lessons learned since the last bleaching event hit in 1998.

Your Water, from Forest to Tap
Water drop.
Photo © Ami Vitale
Your Water, from Forest to Tap
A brilliant idea from Quito, Ecuador, could revolutionize how water is protected around the world. How does it work? Explore our interactive feature to learn more about water funds.

 China’s Blueprint for Nature
A Chinese monal at Tangjiahe Nature Reserve.
Photo © Deng Jianxin
China's Blueprint for Nature
The Chinese government has developed a bold new plan for conservation — and The Nature Conservancy played a key role. See how our science is helping protect the future of conservation in China!

Fish and Tradition
Spear fishing on Pohnpei.
Photo © Nick Hall
Fish and Tradition
On the Pacific island of Pohnpei, the Conservancy is helping island chiefs bring back traditional fishing customs in order to revive struggling fisheries — and hopefully inspire other island communities to do the same.

 Desert Solitaire: Photo Slideshow
Monument Valley, Colorado.
Photo © Jay O'Brien
Desert Solitaire: Photo Slideshow
Edward Abbey's classic rumination on the beauty of deserts comes to life in our slideshow of gorgeous photos! Explore the world's most incredible aridlands and deserts, right from your computer.

 Ask the Conservationist: Your Questions Wanted
Conservancy scientist Mike Beck studies kelp beds, California.
Photo © Richard Herrmann
Ask the Conservationist: Your Questions Wanted
Do you have a science question but no one to answer it? Ask our conservationists! Our 500+ staff scientists are experts in the habitats and issues you care about — from forests to coral reefs and climate change to green living.

 Support for Nature’s Future
Shirl Brainard.
Photo © Courtesy of Shirl Brainard
Support for Nature's Future
Income for life and protection of natural places…one member discovers the benefits of a charitable gift annuity.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This brave little cub stared at his father with huge eyes…”

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Lions, Kenya.
Photo © Suzi Eszterhas

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.
Green Caffeine
Life is too precious to drink unsustainable coffee.
Raise Your Own Chickens
Even city folk can do it — find out how!
Leave Your Computer On
Computer geeks can help solve climate change!
Green Your Office
Be as environmentally minded at work as you are at home.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Diego Ochoa/TNC (Coffee beans); © Sus Danner/TNC (Backyard chickens); © iStockphoto (Computer station); © Erika Nortemann/TNC (Green your office).
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