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Nature Year In Review: 2011
Oyster reef restoration in Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Nature Year in Review: 2011
From working to restore oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico to playing a critical role in the formation of China's national conservation plan, 2011 was a year of conservation successes.

Nature Photo Contest: You Be the Judge!
Northern saw-whet owl.
Photo © Megan Lorenz
Nature Photo Contest: You Be the Judge!
We received thousands of entries and narrowed them down to 14 spectacular photos. Now it's up to you. Vote now and help determine the winner of our 6th annual photo competition.

 Restoration Takes Heart
Stephanie Frischie works at the Conservancy's Kankakee Sands, Indianna.
Photo © TNC
Restoration Takes Heart
Journey to America's heartland as we spotlight the scientists, staff and volunteers that played a role in bringing back native species and habitat.

 Season’s "Green"ings!
Wedding invitation ornament.
Photo © TNC
Season's "Green"ings!
Make your holiday season merry and green by giving your loved ones gifts that are good for the planet. Stumped for ideas? We can help.

 Ask the Conservationist: How Is the Gulf of Mexico Doing?
A pelican flies over oil-containment booms that surround the rookery on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Ask the Conservationist: How Is the Gulf of Mexico Doing?
One reader raised an interesting point: we don't hear about the Gulf of Mexico in the news as much anymore. So we asked our expert to share why the Gulf still needs your help.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“You have to take advantage of the scene in front of you and stop worrying about what's around the corner.”

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Parque Nacional Llanganates, Ecuador.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/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 Holidays
Here are seven easy tips to help make the holiday season green.
Simple Actions Save Corals
You don't have to be a scientist to have a positive impact on coral reefs.
Back to the Basics: Don't Litter
Make it your personal mission to pick-up litter whenever you see it.
Traveling Light
Traveling for the holidays? Give your host an energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulb.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © thehoneybunny/Flickr (Presents); © Daniel and Robbie Wisdom (Fiji Island coral reefs); © fauxto_digit/Flickr (Litter); © Mark Godfrey/TNC (Incandescent vs. compact fluorescent light bulbs).
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