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American goldfinch in Osage County, Oklahoma.
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Patagonia Supports Sustainable Grazing
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In October 2013, Patagonia Inc. contributed $50,000 to the Conservancy's sustainable grazing practices effort.

Suave Supports Our Global Freshwater Program
Suave Supports Our Global Freshwater Program
In November, Suave is supporting the Conservancy's Global Freshwater Program through its Turn of the Tap campaign, now in its third year.

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 Iconic and Endangered
A female grizzly bear and her cubs.
Photo © Stephen Oachs
Iconic and Endangered
Grizzly bears, jaguars and manatees — what's threatening their existence? Test your knowledge and learn more about the challenges North America's endangered animals are facing everyday.

 Why Do You Give Back?
Namrata Kolla, Nature Conservancy donor and volunteer.
Photo © ByteGraph Creations
Why Do You Give Back?
Each Nature Conservancy supporter has a story about why they give back — to leave a legacy, to support our mission, to help protect our world. We asked some of our donors to share their stories. What's yours?

 Rethink the Holidays
Tufted Titmouse in Michigan.
Photo © Janet Haas
Rethink the Holidays
The statistics are staggering: did you know that household waste increases by more than 25% from Thanksgiving to New Years Day? Be kind to our planet and pledge to reduce waste, save energy, eat local and give green.

 Nature Provides My Resources
Sunrise over a forest in Borneo, Indonesia.
Photo © Nick Hall
Nature Provides Our Resources
“For me, the forest is very important. Without the forest there will be no life,” says Ledjie Taq, a leader of the Wehea community in the heart of Borneo. Find out how Ledjie is helping to protect his forest — and ensure his community's traditional way of life continues.

 A Roadmap for Healthy Oceans
Palmyra Atoll.
Photo © Robert Shallenberger
A Roadmap for Healthy Oceans
Oceans provide us with oxygen, food, livelihoods and medicine. Yet balancing the growing demands on our oceans sustainably is one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time. The World Oceans Summit in 2014 will explore these challenges — and offer solutions — for our oceans.

 Ask the Conservationist
Big Rivers Project, Kentucky.
Photo © Matt Miller/TNC
Ask the Conservationist
What animal most narrowly avoided extinction? There have been some very close calls, but one animal avoided extinction only because someone violated a local wildlife law. Our science writer has the story of conservation’s most unlikely rescue.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“This frame really highlights the vibrancy of the different colors of the plant, and the white hairs make the plant look truly electrical.”

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Macro plant life photographed in Gateway, Colorado
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.
Gobble Green This Thanksgiving
A few simple changes can make your Thanksgiving green.
Drink Local
Hosting a holiday party? Raise a glass to small, local breweries.
Skip the Stuff, Give an Experience
From a National Parks pass to a campground reservation, fill your holiday wish list with "experience" gifts.
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Harvey Payne (Wild turkey); Simon Cocks/Flickr (Pints of beer); © discopalace/Flickr (Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio).
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