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Dragonfly and damselfly inventory, Willow Grove Lake Preserve, NJ.
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 Shear Salvation
A lamb at Estancia Punta Lagarda, Chile.
Photo © Nick Hall
Shear Salvation
After more than a century of overgrazing, Patagonia's sheep ranchers are banding together to revive the region's battered grasslands. Read the story and explore the wild lands at the bottom of the Earth in our exclusive behind-the-scenes videos.

 Sustainability Deserves Five Stars
Nature's Plate Award
Sustainability Deserves Five Stars
Give a shout-out to your favorite green restaurant by nominating them for a 2013 Nature's Plate award! Then find out how the Conservancy is working with food producers to green dinner tables everywhere.

 Diversity in the Outdoors
Ryan Mitchell of Team Denali.
Photo © National Outdoor Leadership School
Diversity in the Outdoors
The goal: to inspire people of color, especially kids, to get outside and pursue their dreams. Learn how the first all-African American team of mountaineers made history with their Denali climb, the highest peak in North America.

 How Fire Can Restore a Forest
Brown bear, Brooks Falls, Alaska.
Photo © Ami Vitale
Celebrate National Wildlife Day
Can you imagine an ocean without dolphins? A forest without wolves or tigers? Earth’s charismatic creatures are signs of a healthy planet, and we’re using today, National Wildlife Day, to honor and protect our planet’s animals.

 The Word on Water
Hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay.
Photo © Erika Nortemann/TNC
The Word on Water
It's World Water Week and we're sitting down with Giulio Boccaletti, managing director of our global water work, to talk about an unlikely collaboration: NGOs and the hydropower community.

 Digital Photo Contest Ends Soon!
North Cascades National Park, WA. Photo © Meg McDonald. Spider, India. © Karthi Keyan. Sunflowers. Photo © Valerie Brown.
Photo Contest Ends Soon!
Calling all nature photographers! Have you entered our Digital Photo Contest yet? You can submit a new photo each day, so don't miss out on your chance to be featured on the cover of the 2015 Nature Conservancy Calendar!

 Ask the Conservationist
Big Rivers Project, Kentucky.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Ask the Conservationist: How Can I Work in the Field of Conservation?
Students, volunteers, career-switchers — whatever group you identify with, there is a spot for you in the field of conservation. Our HR manager answers one reader’s question on how to navigate the hurdles when pursuing a career in conservation.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“In order to ensure a bright future for the Tongass National Forest, we must see the salmon forest through the trees.”

Read More and Download the Photo as Desktop Wallpaper

Aerial view of Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest
Photo © Erika Nortemann/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.
Swap, Don't Shop
Make the green choice: skip the mall and host a clothing swap with friends.
Camp Like a Pro
A lesson in embracing the adventure of camping.
Buy Where You'll Burn It
Prevent the spread of invasive pests by purchasing firewood on site.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Rubbermaid Products/Flickr (Closet); © ilovegreenland/Flickr (Tent); © Chris Helzer/TNC (Firewood).
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