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A rainbow trout with a stomach full of shrews! Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Foxtail grasses on a median strip lighted by passing cars, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image credit: Matthew Traucht/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Peter Kareiva. Image credit: poptech/Flickr via a Creative Commons license.
Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania is one of the finest places in the world to observe wild elephants. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
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A beautiful animal that also happens to arguably be the greatest threat to forests in the eastern United States. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon.   Photo: Mark Godfrey
Michelle Venter studies whether local monitoring efforts might be just as effective as monitoring completed by professional scientists.
Sage grouse populations are in decline across their range. Can protecting core areas while directing energy development in less-sensitive areas help?  Photo: Bob Griffith
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Could randomized control trials help conservationists determine which fisheries management tools produce the most benefits to fishers?Photo: Vera Agostini/TNC
Purse seine fishing. Photo: Robert K. Brigham/NOAA
The small-toothed sportive lemur is poorly known by science, a fact that increases its extinction risk. Photo: Edward E. Louis Jr. under a Creative Commons license.
Can conservationists keep large landscapes protected and connected so grizzly bears can still roam? Photo: Matt Miller/TNC

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