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Sabyinyo group of mountain gorillas. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Photo ©  Carine06/Flickr.
A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix. Photo: © Marjo Aho
Hummingbird as seen in infrared. Image courtesy of Nature Conservancy partner John Romero of Owyhee Air Research.
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Greater sage grouse display in a lek. Photo © Tony Morris/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
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Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) at the San Diego Zoo. Photo by Aaron Logan/Wikimedia through a Creative Commons license.
Some call it the "other" turkey, the ocellated turkey of the Yucatan Peninsula. Photo: DickDaniels under a Creative Commons license.
Mule deer still have space to migrate, but what does the future hold? Photo: © Chris Pague/TNC
Physonect siphonophore. Image © Jessica Luo / Cowen Lab / Plankton Portal.
Lionfish have become invasive in the Caribbean. Can eating them help stop the spread? Photo: © Jeff Yonover
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). Photo © Christopher Michel/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Willie Atu (on left), showing a map of the conserved and threatened areas of the Solomons to the Mothers Union, a group of Kia women who have worked with the Conservancy to raise conservation awareness. Photo © Bridget Besaw/TNC.
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Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius). Photo © Flickr user Jean-Jacques Boujot through a Creative Commons license.
Understanding bison behavior and herd dynamics is a key component to a successful reintroduction. © Ferran Salat Coll/TNC

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