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Great Places
February 2, 2011
Volume 11, Issue 02


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Share Your Love of Nature
Puffins at Skomer Island, United Kingdom.
Photo © Flickr User: smukhergee66
Share Your Love of Nature
Give an eco-friendly gift your Valentine is sure to love! Delight your sweetheart and celebrate the beauty of our natural world when you give a gift membership from our Valentine's Day green gift guide.

The Roots of Innovation
Carbon monitoring in Indonesia.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
The Roots of Innovation
From helping Costa Rica expand its parks and protected areas to piloting forest carbon projects in Indonesia and Brazil, the Conservancy made bold moves in 2010! Explore our Annual Report and see how our work today is guided by the same spirit we were founded on 60 years ago.

Take an Adventure with Us
Beach walk, Panama.
Photo © Simon Williams
Take an Adventure with Us
Got the winter blues? It's time to plan your next nature get-away! Join us on a customized journey to explore conservation in action. You can go birding, kayaking or snorkeling in places like Panama, the San Juan Islands and Baja California—there's something for everyone!

 Where Does Your Water Come From?
Graphic © TNC
Where Does Your Water Come From?
Do you know where the clean drinking water from your faucet comes from? Find out with our interactive map that illustrates how nature brings water to your area.

 You Vote! What Nature Photo Do You Like Best?
Manatees at Three Sisters Springs, Florida.
Photo © Carol Grant, 2009 Grand Prize Winner
You Vote! What Nature Photo Do You Like Best?
See the finalists in our 5th Annual Digital Photo Contest and help select the Grand Prize winner! Members like you submitted tens of thousands of stunning images—now it's time to choose your favorite. Winners will be announced on February 14.

 Ask the Conservationist: Can We Right the Water Imbalance?
Flooded neighborhood in Brisbane, Australia.
Photo © Flickr user Tatters:) via a Creative Commons license
Ask the Conservationist: Can We Right the Water Imbalance?
With extreme floods in the news lately—Pakistan, Australia, Brazil—it's hard to believe that the world has a water scarcity problem. Or that some of these same places also suffer from severe drought. What's going on with water around the globe? Our freshwater scientist explains.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“…this red fox stretched after a long night of slumber…”

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Fox pup near Racine, Wisconsin.
Photo © Bonnie DeLap

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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