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Nature Conservancy Magazine
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Great Places
January 5, 2011
Volume 11, Issue 01


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Best Nature Photos of 2010
Spotted tree frog, Brazilian Amazon.
Photo © Fabio Maffei
Best Nature Photos of 2010
Our director of photography has selected the best nature images to cross his desk in 2010. From stunning wildlife shots to the most incredible landscapes you can only imagine visiting, these photos will feed your love of the outdoors.

You Can Save Part of the World
Young donor Bryan Schrage.
Photo © TNC
You Can Save Part of the World
Meet Bryan, one of the Conservancy's youngest donors. Instead of asking for presents for his 11th birthday, Bryan raised over $1,000 to help save coral reefs. Make an impact, just like Bryan, when you create your own personal fundraising page!

Vote: Top Ways to Go Green This Year
Exercise bikes with a view.
Photo © it's_all_in_fun/Flickr via a Creative Commons license
Vote: Top Ways to Go Green This Year
Did you make a green resolution this year? Our staffers did, and we've selected the top 5. Now you can vote on your favorite—which would you add to your list of eco-resolutions?

 Help Build a Reef in the Gulf!
Building an oyster reef.
Photo © Beth Maynor Young
Help Build a Reef in the Gulf!
We need volunteers from the Gulf and beyond on January 22-23 to help build oyster reefs in Mobile Bay, Alabama! Join our "100-1000 Initiative" to restore the Gulf with 100 miles of oyster reefs and 1,000 acres of marsh and sea grass. Accommodation resources available.

 Use Your IRA for Nature
Fly-fishing in Argentina.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Use Your IRA for Nature
If you are 70 1/2 and older you can now make a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to the Conservancy without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. Act now to save on taxes and put your IRA to work for nature!

 Ask the Conservationist: Why Does Biodiversity Matter?
Sea otter, California.
Photo © Ken K. Ringer
Ask the Conservationist: Why Does Biodiversity Matter?
Here's another way of phrasing the question: what do sea otters, Mongolian gazelle and airplanes have to do with each other? They're all part of our scientist's explanation for why it's important to preserve biodiversity.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“The falling snow didn't seem to bother the woodpecker…”

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Red-bellied woodpecker.
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.
Green Your Resolutions
5 "Eco-lutions" for the New Year
Winter Biking Guide
You can still ride to work this winter—find out how!
Eat More Vegetables
It's the best way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
Green Your Skin
What you put on the outside matters as much as the inside—to the planet.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Archie McPhee Seattle/Flickr through a Creative Commons license (Green resolutions); © D'Arcy Norman via Creative Commons (Bike parked in snow); © Kondor83/iStockphoto (Veggie display); © iStockphoto.com (Bottles).
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