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Photo Photo Thomas F. Mauldin, Jr

"Over five continents and dozens of countries I still fall back under the spell of a beguiling world unfettered by humans."
-Caroline Mauldin, Conservancy Donor

Why do you support conservation efforts at home and abroad? Who inspired you to make your first gift, and how do you inspire others?

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Comments from the Community

Michele Reeves
Gold Bar
I believe it's our responsibility to protect, conserve and preserve all remaining aspects of Nature, that man hasn't left a footprint on, is completely obliterating or will obliterate in the future. It's easy to eliminate that which cannot or hasn't the ability to defend itself against the never ending ravages of man. I have great respect for all nature and take whatever action necessary to protect and preserve the land, major creek and animals I share a living space with. I also experience the ignorance and complete disrespect of surrounding neighbors who don't think twice before damaging the same area, scaring all wildlife away and their nesting areas, that I'm desperately trying to protect from their loud 3-wheelers tearing up the horse pastures and ripping out the creek edge growth (where the wood duck habitat used to be) to make a beach for their enjoyment. I did stop the beach plan but the damage ruined the integrity of the creek and its natural flow thereby causing major flooding in the pastures on a regular basis. I wish importance would be put on, the out of control, human population growth which, ultimately, causes endless land and wildlife destruction to accommodate more people who require more natural resources, etc. I can't help but think of us turning into a "Soilent Green" Nation. The Nature Conservancy educates people and gives me encouragement that others will realize the importance of keeping nature alive. I can't imagine living on a planet with nothing wild and natural to see anymore. Nature is what makes this planet beautiful. I can't think of anyone who hasn't mentioned a beautiful wild animal encounter or driving through a lush green territory or the stillness of a desert. People will miss them when they're gone and wish they hadn't taken all this beauty for granted. Right now I'm headed to the creek, with my camera, to watch the fish and listen to the birds. It relaxes me.

Menno Veen
The Netherlands
We are a wooden watch company from The Netherlands and for every sold watch we plant a new tree using Plant A Billion Trees. It would be nice if there would be a certificate for companies like mine so we can easily proof that we do what we promise. Is this possible?

Diego Rubio
Floral Park
I am working for the Nature conservancy but if you guys are helping in Colombia I would like the money go there

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Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword....wait there's even more Now what if i told you there was a simple Wordpress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That's right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

Joseph Smith
Newark, OH
Why I don't give over and above my membership - because TNC would use those funds to pay professional solicitors.

Arthur Peacock
I have lived in the Sierra foothills for more than 40 years next to a creek outside of Jackson. I have yet to get tired of the view. The drive on 88 over the Carson Pass after the first snow fall is indescribable. I don't fish or hunt just thank my lucky stars I stumbled upon Amador county all those years ago,and I was once a world traveler so I can and have made comparisons Keep up the good work Arthur

Carla Meixner
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve is a beautiful example of the Nature Convervancy in action.

Ashley Simpson
Rhode Island
It wasn't until this year that I started having questions concerning what animals were reported extinct for 2014. It was my new year resolution I guess to find out & change my lifestyle based on what I would find. I was wondering, because I wanted to know what those animals thrived on & where they lived. I thought if I could see what animals were becoming extinct I could see what things they thrived on that the human species wouldn't have (for ex: oils, certain foods from contaminated soils, natural resources we won't have - which I think can be done with out due to their damages) & also see if it's something I could change. I feel the more I question & start finding answers there's a lot of other people doing the same. It's nice to see what others have found & what they've done in an attempt to inform others & I will support that. Knowledge is kind've like the giving tree, that just keeps giving = )

Eugenia Marcus
Newton, Massachusetts
Our son is a wildlife biologist and just got a job working for the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina. The Nature Conservancy has always been on our list. But now we will step up our contributions.

Vincent verweij
Washington, DC
Nature is essential. Not only does it inspire us and regenerate our trust in life, but it serves as the lungs and heart of our planet. It is not a luxury to set aside nature, and we need these functions as much as we do highways or places to live in. I grew up in Holland, a place so devoid of original nature that I fell absolutely in love when I moved to the United States. What we still have here in forests and vast areas of natural land is breathtaking. To prevent our land from degrading to the empty plains of most of Northwestern Europe, we have to protect it from development and exploitation, and look forward to what our future demands of us.
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