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New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Written by | June 10, 2014

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The Nature Conservancy’s new Chief Operating Officer, Lois Quam, chats with CEO Mark Tercek about “making the impossible possible in conservation.” Read more as Lois discusses innovation, global health, leadership, and growing up on the Great Plains.

The Gift of the Seychelles

Written by | June 4, 2014

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Everyone has different places with profound meaning for their lives. For Hazel Wong, the Conservancy’s director of Conservation Campaigns, her place is the Seychelles, and she recently sat down with blogger Cara Byington to talk about her lasting connection to the islands.

Diving into the Bay of Pigs: Marine Conservation in Cuba

Written by | June 2, 2014

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Cuba has some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean, but with tourism booming and the economy creaking open, Cuban scientists and land managers look for ways to preserve what they have.

Challenge in Sao Paulo: Overcoming Water Scarcity in South America’s Largest City

Written by | May 22, 2014

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The reservoirs that supply water to Sao Paulo are at the lowest capacity ever recorded. As the citizens of South America’s largest city grapple with the crisis, the Conservancy is there — working to help secure water supplies for more than 12 million people.

5 Reasons to Love Sea Turtles for World Turtle Day

Written by | May 19, 2014

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In honor of World Turtle Day on May 23, spend a little time getting to know sea turtles and find out how you can help protect these magnificent creatures in one of their most important habitats, the Coral Triangle.

When the Best Design Is NO Design, Except Nature’s

Written by | May 12, 2014

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Breaking news: Virginia coast NOT devastated by storm! OK, so maybe that’s not a headline you read often. But that is the story at the Virginia Coast Reserve — because sometimes the best design is nature’s design.

Changing a Community, One Bike at a Time

Written by | May 9, 2014

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Ever wonder what the people of TNC do after hours? Meet Jeff DeQuattro and find out why the mayor of Mobile, Alabama bought a bike from him.

Consequential Nature: The Power of Nature That Doesn’t Seem to Matter, But Does

Written by | May 6, 2014

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A childhood encounter with a Tufted Titmouse may not seem like much. But could it launch a lifetime of wonder and reflection? Could such an “inconsequential moment” create a conservationist?

Green is Good: Science-Based Conservation in the 21st Century

Written by | May 5, 2014

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What does it mean for The Nature Conservancy to be “science-based” today? To always be casting a wider net for better solutions supported by evidence, write Mark Tercek and Peter Kareiva.

Tapping the Benefits of Nature: Ocean and Coastal Partnerships

Written by | May 5, 2014

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The potential risk-reducing benefits of nature’s assets are not hypothetical. Salt marsh vegetation, oyster reefs and corals have a significant positive effect on wave attenuation and shoreline stabilization. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach to harnessing nature’s value.

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