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Inspiring Future Generations
Mauro Lúcio Costa, president of the Paragominas Farmers and Ranchers Union, and his daughter.
Photo © Ami Vitale
Inspiring Future Generations
Most people have the innate desire to leave the world a better place for their children — and that motivation was likely inspired by those who came before us.

Make a Resolution for Nature
Ramshorn Ranch, Wyoming.
Photo © Laurie Andrews, Jackson Hole Land Trust
Make a Resolution for Nature
Looking for a way to make a difference in the New Year? You can be at the center of our conservation successes in 2012 by becoming a monthly donor or by taking actions to help our planet.

 Operation Knock on Wood
Red-cockaded woodpecker, Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida.
Photo © Carlton Ward Jr.
Operation Knock on Wood
After decades of hard work, one of the largest species-restoration efforts in the United States begins to take flight.

 Give Nature a Helping Hand
Grizzly specialist, Mike Madel.
Photo © Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Give Nature a Helping Hand
You can join a growing league of comeback heroes and help our beloved lands, waters and species rebound from increasing threats. Become a hero for nature.

 Ask the Conservationist: Why Put Solar Panels on Your Home?
Maldives President Nasheed installs solar panels on his residence.
Photo © 350.org/Flickr
Ask the Conservationist: Why Put Solar Panels on Your Home?
We all want to decrease our energy use, but is putting solar panels on our home rooftops an efficient way to do that? Our expert weighs in on this reader's question.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“It's humbling to be so close to a magnificent creature like this.”

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National Bison Range, Montana.
Photo © Robert Granzow

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.
Clean Green
Clean your home the responsible way with baking soda and vinegar.
Leave Your Computer On
Computer geeks can help solve climate change!
Start a Green Book Club
Gather your friends and read books about conservation.
Drink Sustainable Coffee
Life is too precious to drink bad coffee.
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