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Celebrating 60 Years of Conservation
Caddo Lake Preserve in East Texas.
Photo © Lynn McBride
Celebrating 60 Years of Conservation
The Nature Conservancy will reach that major milestone in October and we couldn't have done it without your support. If your birthday is this month (and even if it isn't), please consider dedicating it to conservation. Ask your friends and family to skip the presents and make a tribute gift in your honor instead.

Losing a Legend
Wangari Maathai at The Nature Conservancy's Worldwide Office.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Losing a Legend
Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and conservation hero, died in September. The founder of the Green Belt Movement was the first African woman and the first environmental activist to win the award. Mark Tercek looks back at her amazing life.

 Natural Light Vistas
El Roble, Chile.
Photo © Tom Crowley
Natural Light: Vistas
No matter where you live, you can take a virtual vacation to The Nature Conservancy's most photogenic landscapes. Feast your eyes on majestic mountains, forests and more!

 Video Chat with Richard Louv
Journalist and author Richard Louv.
© Robert Burroughs
Video Chat with Richard Louv
The famed journalist and author was our guest for a fascinating live discussion. He answered your questions about Nature-Deficit Disorder, getting kids outside, and the importance of nature in a modern world.

 Ask the Conservationist: Is Organic Better for the Environment?
Irrigation, Dome Valley, Arizona.
Photo © Charlie Ott
Ask the Conservationist: Is Organic Better for the Environment?
One reader questions the trade-offs between buying organic foods and using less land through conventional farming practices. Find out what our expert has to say.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“…the air had the rich smell of spring water”

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Sacred spring at Warddeken, Australia.
Photo © Ted Wood

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 Halloween
From candy to costumes, our tips will help you go green!
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 © Mark Tinker (Sunrise/Sunset); © Sus Danner/TNC (Backyard chickens); © iStockphoto (Computer station); © Erika Nortemann/TNC (Green your office).
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