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Lion cub and father meet for the first time, Kenya.
Photo © Suzi Eszterhas
Father's Day is Sunday, June 16. Honor your dad, grandfather, husband or loved one with a tribute ecard from The Nature Conservancy.

Avon's Hello Green Tomorrow
Hello Green Tomorrow
For the third consecutive year, The Avon Products, Inc. "Hello Green Tomorrow" project is contributing proceeds from fundraising products, including an aluminum water bottle, to the Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign in Brazil. The promotion is taking place in the U.S. and in more than 50 countries around the world.

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

Great Places
June 5, 2013
Volume 13, Issue 6


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 Beautiful Birds-of-Paradise
Greater bird-of-paradise, Indonesia.
Photo © Tim Laman
Beautiful Birds-of-Paradise
No one has ever photographed all 39 species of the charismatic birds-of-paradise… until now. Meet conservation photographer Tim Laman and view his incredible images, eight years in the making.

 The Birding Bucket List
Island scrub jay. Photo © Stephen Francis. Whooping crane. Photo © Larry Johnson
The Birding Bucket List
With 10,000 species of birds in the world, it would be hard to see them all. That's why we've created a Birding Bucket List. What is the one bird you must see in your lifetime?

 Celebrate Restoration Week
Staghorn coral in Key Largo, Florida.
Photo © Tim Calver
Celebrate Restoration Week
Healthy coastal habitats support marine life, bolster local economies and provide natural barriers to storms. That's why The Nature Conservancy has over 160 marine restoration projects around the globe.

 Your Support Makes a Difference
Pair of Pygmy Nuthatches.
Photo © Christine Haines
Your Support Makes a Difference
You can help expand the scope and pace of our work by donating to our 2013 Spring Campaign. Be part of our $2 million goal for nature!

 The Birding Effect
Nature Conservancy geographer Tim Boucher.
Photo © Dave Lauridsen
The Birding Effect
Somewhere between Africa and South America, Tim Boucher realized what so many avian enthusiasts already know — being a serious birder means also being a conservationist. Check out Tim's birding tips, browse photos of his top bird sightings and listen to their calls.

 Be a Champion for Our Planet!
Become a Conservation Champion.
Photo © iStockphoto.com/coloroftime
Be a Champion for Our Planet!
What does it mean to be a Conservation Champion? Join the club to find out! Your automatic monthly gift can help provide the sustained resources needed to accelerate the pace and scale of the Conservancy's work.

 Nation Recognizes Oregon Treasure
A motion sensor camera captures a cougar at Zumwalt.
Photo © Michael Durham
Nation Recognizes Oregon Treasure
Cougars, black bears and red-tailed hawks — the abundant animals that call The Nature Conservancy's Zumwalt Prairie Preserve home can rest easy knowing 4,400 acres of their prairie lands are now designated as a National Natural Landmark.

 Ask the Conservationist
Fire sweeps through an evergreen forest in Arizona.
Photo © Allen Farnsworth/BLM/USFS
Ask the Conservationist: Summer Wildfires
Summer is approaching and along with it comes forest fires. One reader wants to know: How does a forest become naturally overgrown, and how does this affect forest fires and forest conservation?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“I was enraptured by the fact that back in the day, America would have been covered with millions of these creatures.”

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Bison graze on The Nature Conservancy's Medano-Zapata Ranch, Colorado
Photo © Nick Hall

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.
Bird-Friendly Backyard
How to create a bird-friendly yard in four easy steps.
Don't Hike with Pests
See how cleaning your hiking boots can help protect nature.
Share the Road
On days when a vehicle-free lifestyle won't do, rent a shared car.
Buy Good Wood
Choose wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © donjd2/Flickr (House finch); © Robert Lalasz/TNC (Hiking boots); © Lincoln Adams/Flickr (Zipcar); © Ami Vitale (FSC certified logs).
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