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Palau’s Rock Islands seen from the air. The Rock Islands are a top tourist destination for Palau, but the reefs here have been overfished. Credit: Ian Shive.
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Radar technology complements information gathered by traditional bird study methods like banding. Photo: Joe Fehrer/TNC
The brook trout is the jewel of streams in the eastern United States. Photo: Lisa Godfrey
Roasted and ground cocao beans (beanlike seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made) being sorted by a woman of an indigenous Bri Bri community in La Amistad International Park, Costa Rica -- part of an organic-chocolate cooperative. Image credit: Ami Vitale.
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Many of Louisiana’s coastal marshes in Louisiana are eroding away, like this one east of the Mississippi River.  Once gone, nothing is replacing the land that is lost.  Photo: Seth Blitch/TNC
Carson Jeffres, staff research associate for UC Davis Center for watershed sciences, conducting research in the Shasta River.The Shasta River runs through Big Springs Ranch about 20 miles north of the town of Mt Shasta. Image credit: Bridget Besaw.
Mangrove in Papua, Indonesia. Photo credit: Ethan Daniels.
Gray wolves are disappearing on Isle Royale National Park. Should conservationists try to save them? Photo: Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Recent devastating storms have raised these important questions for communities and nations around the world. Photo: Flickr user The Birkes under a Creative Commons license.
Orangutan. Photo credit: Bronson Griscom.
An aerial view of Cape Town. Image Credit: Damien du Toit/Flickr user coda through a Creative Commons license.
A Hadza member heads out for the morning's hunt. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
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