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Actor Ty Burrell is raising funds for The Nature Conservancy. You can help us win a $50,000 donation, plus enter for a chance to win a visit to the set of Modern Family.

Disney Supports Nature Rocks
Disney Supports Nature Rocks
As part of a focus to help connect kids to nature, Disney is supporting The Nature Conservancy's Nature Rocks program, which aims to inspire and empower families to play and explore in nature for happier, healthier and smarter kids.

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Nature Conservancy Magazine
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Every issue of our magazine includes conservation success stories and in-depth articles — plus gorgeous photography from around the world.

Great Places
January 9, 2013
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 Nature Year in Review
Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Chile.
Photo © Ian Shive
Nature Year in Review
In 2012, The Nature Conservancy worked across borders pursuing solutions to the word's greatest conservation challenges. Your support made this work possible.

 And the Winner Is…
Sandhill Crane.
Photo © Jim Ridley
And the Winner Is…
Congratulations to Jim Ridley, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Digital Photo Contest! His breathtaking image of a Sandhill Crane in Milford, Michigan received the most 1st place votes from supporters like you.

 Make a Resolution for Nature
Glacier National Park, Montana.
Photo © Simon Williams
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 2013 by becoming a monthly donor or by taking actions to help our planet.

 Natural Light: Winter Wonderland
Meili Snow Mountains, Yunnan Province, China.
Photo © Scott Warren
Natural Light: Winter Wonderland
Nature pops against crisp white snow in these beautiful images of winter. Enjoy the chilly season from the warmth of your home.

 Nature Opened My Eyes
LEAF intern Joshua Carrera.
Photo © Dave Lauridsen
Nature Opened My Eyes
Nature always seemed distant to Brooklyn teenager Josh Carrera. And then he joined the Conservancy's Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program, an experience that has transformed his life.

 Ask the Conservationist
Singapore skyline.
Photo © DEM ROMERO/Flickr via a Creative Commons License
Ask the Conservationist: Can City-Dwellers Be Conservationists?
Does living in a city mean you're less connected to the natural world? Our scientist tackles one reader's complex question.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This photograph is an invitation to walk the path towards an intimate connection to the wonders of nature.”

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Walking the Path
Photo © Isabelle Groc

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.
Repackage Your Packaging
Give packaging from your latest purchase a new purpose with these creative ideas.
Go Green on Campus
Five ways college students can show their support for the environment on campus.
Buy Where You'll Burn It
Prevent the spread of invasive pests by purchasing firewood on site.
Share the Road
On days when a vehicle-free lifestyle won't do, rent a shared car by the hour.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Samantha (This Home Sweet Home)/Flickr (Soup can pencil holders); © taberandrew/Flickr (James Madison University); © Chris Helzer/TNC (Firewood); © Lincoln Adams/Flickr (Zip Car).
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