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On July 31st, actress Sophia Bush will run the 5k in the San Francisco Marathon with Team Nature Conservancy to raise awareness and critically needed funds to help protect threatened natural places.

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Great Places
July 6, 2011
Volume 11, Issue 07


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Nature Treasure Hunt
Boy spying on bug.
Photo © Eric Aldrich/TNC
Nature Treasure Hunt
Studies show that kids who play outside are happier, healthier and smarter. Help your kids connect with nature this summer by going on a scavenger hunt—in nature! We're making it easy for you, just download this fun and simple activity.

Spectacular Photos of National Parks
Overlook at Glacier National Park, Montana.
Photo © Ian Shive
Spectacular Photos of National Parks
Photographer Ian Shive has been to more than 50 national parks, including all in California. And he recently put out a book of his incredible photography. What's his favorite park? (Hint: It's a place with mountain vistas, coastal cliffs and rare wildlife.)

 Where Are They Now?
Leno Davis in The Bahamas.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Where Are They Now?
Conservancy-sponsored educational programs have made a lasting impact on thousands of kids all around the world. Where are these students now? Reuben is a fly-fishing guide, Gladys works as an environmental educator and Leno spends his work days underwater—read their stories.

 New <em>Nature Conservancy</em> Magazine App
Nature Conservancy magazine mobile app.
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New Nature Conservancy Magazine App
Nature springs to life in our new mobile app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Our digital edition features the same engaging stories and stunning photography as the award-winning print magazine, plus exclusive photo galleries, videos, audio commentary, interactive maps and more.

 A Gift for the Future of Nature
Bob Newson.
Photo © Simon Williams/TNC
A Gift for the Future of Nature
Many of our supporters have made a lasting commitment to the natural world that sustains us all. Bob Newson decided to add the Conservancy to his estate plans and protect nature for the future because he liked our approach to conserving natural places.

 Ask the Conservationist: Can Planting Trees Help Alleviate Poverty?
Carbon monitoring at a teak plantation in Indonesia.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Ask the Conservationist: Can Planting Trees Help Alleviate Poverty?
A reader from Sri Lanka is involved in a community effort to plant trees in order to improve livelihoods and generate income through carbon credits. But what are the mechanics of such an effort? And the benefits? Our experts weigh in.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“I was thrilled at the sight of this magnificent bull…”

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Hirola bull in Africa.
Photo © Kenneth K. Coe

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 Outside Party Kit
5 easy tips to make your summer event eco-friendly!
Garden with Native Plants
They use less water and don't need chemical fertilizers.
Reef-Friendly Vacations
Don't put corals in jeopardy on your next trip.
Commute the Green Way
"Slugging" is just one way you can make a big difference.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Flickr user Velo Steve via a Creative Commons license (Grilled vegetables); © Hal Malde (Purple sage in south Texas); © Ami Vitale (Snorkeler explores a coral reef in Micronesia); © Flickr user DraconianRain via a Creative Commons license (Man on bicycle).
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