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Your support of the Conservancy’s work puts you at the center of critical conservation projects underway around the globe and close to home. Find out how you are making a difference for our natural world.

Eagles' Greatest Hits—The Comeback Tour

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Photo Steve S. Meyer

Have you been missing the bald eagles of Santa Cruz Island? You are in luck—a new eagle cam is here. Eagles A-28 and A-29 have taken up residence in the nest on Santa Cruz Island and they’re already sitting on two eggs!

Head on Over to the Eagle Cam! »

Take the Planet Out to Lunch on Earth Day this Friday

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Photo Boston Globe

The Nature Conservancy is celebrating spring – and the earth – by holding its first global picnic for the planet Friday.  Join the celebration!

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A Staple of Culture and Cuisine

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Photo CNN

Photojournalist Ken Tillis takes us to Louisiana to measure the success of the Gulf oyster's revitalization.  Watch as The Nature Conservancy installs artificial oyster reefs along vulnerable marsh shorelines.

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Southern Hospitality

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Photo Harold E. Malde

The Nature Conservancy partnered up to protect vital habitat in South Carolina by purchasing a conservation easement that will halt future development of the Recess Plantation – 5,000 acres of floodplain forest stretching along the Savannah River. The plantation’s forests are home to an array of species, including warblers, wood storks and wild turkeys.

Check Out More of South Carolina’s Successes »

A Haven for Wildlife

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Photo Janet Haas

The Nature Conservancy has protected nearly 11,300 acres of Montana’s vast northern prairies by placing a conservation easement on the historic Cornwell Ranch. The land is part of one of the largest intact grasslands on the Great Plains and harbors an array of rare and declining grassland birds.

Learn More About This Family Ranch »

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Conserving the Confluence

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Photo Bridget Besaw

The Conservancy and partners recently teamed up to purchase a coveted 1,270 acres of wetlands and oak woodlands where the Willamette River's Middle and Coast forks meet. Find out more about this important save for conservation and how else we are working in Oregon to protect our most vital lands and waters.

Another Win for Oregon’s Natural Beauty »

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450,000 Acres Saved

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Photo Mark Godfrey/TNC

The Conservancy and partners worked to help the ILC – an organization established to help Indigenous Australians acquire and manage land for cultural and economic benefits – purchase Fish River Station, a spectacular, 450,000 acre chunk of northern Australia that is home to sugar gliders, wallabies, kingfishers, eagles and more.

Protecting Landscapes and Culture in Australia »

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Agreement Protects Pristine U.S.-Canada Waters

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Photo Charlie Ott

A majestic bi-national landscape bordering the stunning peaks of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park will remain pristine, thanks to a major effort supported by The Nature Conservancy. A U.S.-Canada agreement to create the no-mining zone is a major milestone in efforts to protect the Flathead Basin and the greater 10-million-acre Crown of the Continent.

What Are the Long-Reaching Impacts of this Agreement? »

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Heroes in the Gulf

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Photo Erika Nortemann/TNC

Volunteers from around the country helped kickoff the 100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama project, which is focused on building 100 miles of oyster reefs to help protect and expand 1000 acres of marsh. The project is important to the protection and restoration of Mobile Bay, and will serve as a model for restoration throughout the Gulf.

Building New Oyster Reefs in Alabama »

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Replicating a Successful Freshwater Conservation Model

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Pressures from urban expansion and unsustainable mining and agriculture practices have caused serious environmental problems in Peru’s watersheds. To face this challenge, The Nature Conservancy is working with partners to launch Aquafondo, the Lima Water Fund. Aquafondo is based on a model that we have replicated throughout South America that has revolutionized freshwater conservation.

How We’re Applying Lessons Learned Throughout South America »

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Preserving Clough Island

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Photo Harold E. Malde

Thanks to The Nature Conservancy and its partners, Clough Island, located within the St. Louis River Estuary, is now protected. It will be conserved for clean water, fish and wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. By acquiring Clough Island, The Nature Conservancy is preserving a natural asset that is vital to Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Great Lakes.

Learn the Benefits of Protecting This Precious Habitat »

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Clough Island has recently been purchased by the nature conservancy. The island is still posted......
by steve busch on January 26, 2011

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Protecting the Jewel of Honduras

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Photo Eladio Fernandez

The emerald hummingbird is Central America’s most endangered bird and is found exclusively in Honduras. These flying jewels are losing habitat to cattle grazing and agriculture. The good news is that they now have a safe haven in the Emerald Hummingbird Reserve, created by the Honduran government with help from The Nature Conservancy.

What Was The Conservancy’s Role? »

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I recently talked with an aquaintance who had been in Honduras for almost a year and just had a......
by Andrea Snow on January 7, 2011

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Great Grassland Landscapes

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Photo Carlton Ward, Jr.

Your support has helped to protect more than 600,000 acres of seasonal wetlands, longleaf pine savanna and working ranchlands here. As a result of our ongoing work, in July the USDA dedicated $89 million to conservation easements and wetlands restoration in the Northern Everglades.  Find out more about this important landscape.

600,000 Acres in the Everglades Protected by You »

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what a great win for the conservancy!...
by collin on December 17, 2010

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178 Million Acres Protected

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Photo Roberto Gibbons Gomez

In a history-making agreement to protect one of the last intact, most threatened forests on Earth, 21 timber companies and nine conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, have united in signing the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.

Learn how your support helped protect the Boreal Forest »

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For the Philanthropist: 7 Gifts Supporting Fantastic Nonprofits

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Photo Carlos Renato Fernandes

Philanthropic donations and symbolic adoptions help you put your gift budget toward a good cause. And if you want to have something to wrap, then choose books, videos, and apparel that support these seven non-profits that are making the world a better place year-round.

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New Private Park in Chile

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Photo Rodrigo Moraga

Landowners in Chile have donated their properties to create the El Boldo Park in Zapallar. Protection of this Mediterranean habitat is a dream come true for the many people who vacation here. The Conservancy and partners have worked with the local community for years to attain this conservation achievement.

The Love of Nature Protects Chile’s Unique Forests »

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The Christmas Tree Debate: Real vs. Fake

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The question is asked every year, is a real Christmas tree or a fake one better for the environment? Our climate adaptation strategy lead says there's a clear choice.

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Sea of Change in Indonesia

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Photo Bridget Besaw

The reefs of Wakatobi National Park, the third largest marine park in Indonesia, are home to an array of biodiversity. But its 3.4 million acres of islands and waters are in danger. The Nature Conservancy is working with partners to help Wakatobi become the first Indonesian national park to adopt a zoning system approved by governments and the local community.

How Awareness is Building a Conservation Movement »

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Carbon and oxygen can be separated with an electronic (electromagentic ) signal when......
by Anonymous on December 7, 2010

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Rediscovering a Lost Species

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Photo Harold E. Malde

A Hawaiian plant species, C. peleana singuliflora, that had not been seen in a century and was presumed extinct, has been discovered in the Kohala region of Hawai‘i Island. This discovery is a huge boost to the native diversity of the region. Next on the conservation agenda, propagate the plant and develop a strategy to protect it for future generations.

How Does the Conservancy Work in Hawai’i? »

Using Artistry to Help the Gulf

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Photo Hunter Nichols

Using navigational maps of the Gulf of Mexico as a unifying theme, artists created inspiring pieces of art for a Gulf benefit at the Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Georgia. The event raised nearly $4,000 for The Nature Conservancy’s Gulf restoration efforts. Read the inspiring story and learn more about the progress of our conservation efforts in the Gulf.

Restoring the Gulf, Inspiring People »

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