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Other Ways to Give
Seedlings await planting in Brazil. Photo © Scott Warren
Plant a tree in the Atlantic Forest! One dollar plants one tree and will directly help The Nature Conservancy's work to protect and restore this incredible natural treasure.

Raise Funds for Conservation While You Exercise
The Nature Conservancy Visa
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.

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.

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
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 Save-the-Date: Picnic for Earth
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Save-the-Date: Picnic for Earth
Make plans to get outside this Earth Day! Join The Nature Conservancy on April 22 for a Picnic for Earth — a celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with.

 Dive Into a Shark Sanctuary
Research at Palmyra.
Photo © Tim Calver
Dive Into a Shark Sanctuary
Travel to Palmyra Atoll, the Conservancy's remote Pacific outpost, a living laboratory and one of the most active shark habitats in the world. Explore this marine wilderness and meet one of Palmyra's top predators — the gray reef shark — in the photo galleries and interactive features in our digital edition app for iPad.

 The Case for Nature
Nature's Fortune by Mark Tercek.
The Case for Nature
Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek is stirring things up with his new book arguing that we must expand the ways we think about the value of nature. Order Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature today.

 Learning from Living Labs
Convict tangs, Palmyra Atoll.
Photo © Kydd Pollock
Learning from Living Labs
Want to see innovative science in action? Follow in the footsteps of Nature Conservancy scientists as they travel to some of nature's most pristine places to address today's conservation challenges.

 Nature’s Playground
The Conservancy's Consumnes River Preserve, California.
Photo © Erika Norteman/TNC
Nature's Playground
A new survey shows that we are much more likely to reach for our remote, smart phone or snack drawer than our hiking boots or running shoes when we're stressed. Read how the Conservancy is teaming up with Women's Health to inspire people to #getoutside.

 Students Burning for a Break
Controlled burn in Georgia's longleaf pine forest.
Photo © TNC
Students Burning for a Break
From the classroom to nature — students from the University of Montana take a break from the classroom and travel south to learn about the restorative power of fire in central Georgia's longleaf pine forests.

 Ask the Conservationist
Great Barrier Reef.
Photo © Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr
Ask the Conservationist: Is the Great Barrier Reef Disappearing?
It's the largest coral reef system in the world — boasting 1,500 different species of fish — but is the Great Barrier Reef disappearing? Our marine scientist answers one reader's question and shares what it will take to save it.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“If you can picture a KOOSH ball, that's essentially the flower of one of the strangest plants in the prairie.”

Read More and Download the Photo as Desktop Wallpaper

Sensitive briar
Photo © Chris Helzer/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.
Get Wild, Go Native!
Use native plants in your garden and save water, attract wildlife and enjoy their beauty.
Make Your Wedding Green
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…green.
Drink Sustainable Coffee
Purchasing coffee marked "shade grown" is good for the planet.
Use Less
Toothpaste, shampoo, soap — challenge yourself to use less of the products you use.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Ronald F. Fischer/TNC (Bee); © Fifth World Art/Flickr (Wedding bouquet); © antwerpenR/Flickr (Cup of coffee); © Terren in Virginia/Flickr (Bars of soap).
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