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Sunlight illuminates mist in the humid forest of Iguaçu National Park, Brazil. Photo © Scott Warren
Have you considered donating your appreciated securities as a gift to nature? You may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes.

Raise Funds for Conservation While You Exercise
Raise Funds for Conservation While You Exercise
Sound too good to be true? Well it's not. Charity Miles is a new app that lets you designate the Conservancy as your charity of choice, and as you walk, run or bicycle, the app tracks your distance and funds are credited to the Conservancy.

Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust is a supporter of The Nature Conservancy's All Hands on Earth campaign aimed at inspiring people to make the world a better place through simple, everyday actions. In each package of Rustic Crust, there is currently a special discount coupon that provides a contribution to the Conservancy for each coupon redeemed.

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Great Places
December 5, 2012
Volume 12, Issue 12


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 Our World Thanks You
Stephanie Wear, director of coral reef conservation. Photo © TNC
Our World Thanks You
Your investment in conservation is what makes on-the-ground projects possible. Our scientists and field staff share their thanks from around the globe.

 Inspiration from a 7th Grader
Abby Richmond.
Photo © Abby Richmond
Inspiration from a 7th Grader
Creative and inspiring, 12-year-old Abby Richmond is donating proceeds from her nature-inspired book to The Nature Conservancy.

 Gifts That Give Back
Give the gift of nature.
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Gifts That Give Back
Give the gift of conservation this holiday season. Unwrap great gifts from The Nature Conservancy.

 Christmas Tree Debate
Christmas tree farm.
Photo © stev.ie/Flickr via a Creative Commons license
Christmas Tree Debate
It's a question that is asked every Christmas: is a real or artificial tree better for the environment? There's a clear winner — and the answer may surprise you.

 Explore the Wild Heart of Maine
Fishing on Moosehead Lake.
Photo © Bridget Besaw
Explore the Wild Heart of Maine
Travel with conservation photographer Bridget Besaw as she rediscovers Maine's Moosehead Lake region — one of America's greatest outdoor recreation areas. Fly, hike, fish and canoe alongside Bridget and her local guides in our digital edition app for iPad.

 Ask the Conservationist
Pheasant hunting at Ratzlaff Prairie, Nebraska.
Photo © Chris Helzer/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: What Is the Conservancy's Stance on Hunting?
Hunting is a topic that can bring out a wide range of opinions. One reader wants to know: does The Nature Conservancy allow hunting on our preserves?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This image was made deep in the reserve where few people besides the occasional fisherman pass through.”

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Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Chile
Photo © Ian Shive

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
Make your holidays merry and green with DIY gifts and recycled decorations.
Traveling Light
Traveling for the holidays? Give your host an energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulb.
Eat Local
Here's a fun challenge for the holiday season: cook your meals using only local ingredients.
Care for Every Body
What you slather on your skin is just as important as what you savor in your stomach.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © ...love Maegan/Flickr (Living DIY wreath); © Mark Godfrey/TNC (Incandescent vs. compact fluorescent light bulbs); © marc kjerland/Flickr (Pumpkin pie); © iStockphoto (Beauty bottles).
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