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Zebra stripes serve as fly protection, not camouflage, evidence suggests. © Kenneth K. Coe
The Nature Conservancy's Galbadrakh (Gala) Davaa, (on left) Director of Conservation for the Mongolia Program, watches wildlife with herder Nanzaddorj Namkhai, a volunteer ranger at the Ugtam Nature Reserve on the vast Mongolian grasslands.
The mola mola. Photo: Per-Ola Norman, released into public domain.
California poppies are one of Project BudBurst's top 10 plants. Photo by Flickr user Brian through a Creative Commons License.
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The amazing and intriguing Komodo dragon.
A captured mule deer will provide important conservation information in Wyoming. Photo: Mark Gocke, WGFD
Implements used for bloodletting. Photo by Peter Merholz through a Creative Commons license.
Kirino Olpet, a local speargun fisherman and a Conservation Society of Pohnpei boat driver, fishing in the lagoon waters of Ant Atoll, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Image credit: Nick Hall.
Screenshot from the City of Orange Beach, Alabama osprey nest live cam.
Snorkeling with sea lions. Photo: © Mark Godfrey/TNC
Many species of bats, include pallid bats (pictured) have been decimated by white nose fungus, but biologists are beginning to note signs of resilience. Photo credit: © Paul Berquist/TNC
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Bumble bee on rosinweed flower at The Nature Conservancy's Dahms Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska. Photo: ©Chris Helzer/TNC

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We’re pleased to return Salmon Cam, a live view of spawning Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

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