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Burchell's zebra, Namibia.
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Make your conservation dollars go further this year when you have your employer match your gift to The Nature Conservancy.

Save Money, Save the Planet
Save Money, Save the Planet
Now even your money can go green, when you open a Nature Conservancy deposits account. When you make purchases with your Nature Conservancy debit card, Bank of America makes a contribution to The Nature Conservancy.

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Payless supports our Plant a Billion Trees campaign—for each reusable bag purchased, Payless will contribute $1 to plant one tree in the Atlantic Forest. In 2010, Payless will make a minimum contribution of $100,000.

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Great Places
December 8, 2010
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Give the Gift of Nature!
Give the gift of nature.
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Give the Gift of Nature!
This holiday season, give responsible, meaningful gifts from The Nature Conservancy! Protect hummingbird habitats, Adopt an Acre or a Coral Reef, give a gift membership and more—The Nature Conservancy has something for everyone on your list!

Nature Year in Review 2010
Monitoring coral reefs.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Nature Year in Review 2010
You helped us protect nature and preserve life all over planet Earth in 2010—from Canada to Florida and China to Peru. Read about our biggest conservation achievements of the year—made possible by your support!

Go Behind the Science
Nature Conservancy scientists.
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Our Scientists Say "Thanks!"
Nature Conservancy scientists from around the world want to thank you for supporting their work to protect the most important lands and waters on the planet. So they've put together a special message, just for you—see what it says!

 Special Feature: Amazing Nature Photos
The Antarctic Peninsula.
Photo © Rick McEwan
Special Feature: Amazing Nature Photos
What does it take to create a jaw-dropping landscape photo? Or capture a great wildlife shot? Nature photographer Rick McEwan shares some of his secrets in this interview—listen in and see some of Rick's best images!

 Cowgirl Conservation
Rancher Heidi Redd.
Photo © Ted Wood
Cowgirl Conservation
Not much has changed at Utah's Dugout ranch in the past century. "Basically, it's a horseback outfit, just like it was in the 1800s," says rancher Heidi Redd. Well, there is that climate change research center that Redd is launching in partnership with the Conservancy.

 Ask the Conservationist: Are Eco-Cleaners Really Green?
Spray bottle.
Photo © wonderfully complex via a Flickr/Creative Commons license
Ask the Conservationist: Are Eco-Cleaners Really Green?
You want to do your part to protect the environment, and using eco-friendly cleaning products at home is one way. Or is it? Our readers want to know if so-called "green" cleaning agents actually benefit nature, or if they're just a marketing ploy.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“With a single breath, he descended…”

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Free dive to monitor coral reefs, Palau.
Photo © Ian Shive/Tandem

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 Holiday Season
7 ideas for putting your holidays on a green diet.
Winter Biking Guide
You can still commute to work this winter—find out how!
Go Paperless
Switch to paperless bills—an easy way to be green.
Using Used
One person's trash can be another person's treasure.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © terren in virginia/Flickr through a Creative Commons license (Holiday lights); © D'Arcy Norman through a Creative Commons license (Bike parked in snow); © Jeff Metzger/iStockphoto (Bills past due); © iStockphoto.com (Garage sale).
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