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Yellow-headed Picathartes. Image credit: Tim Boucher/TNC
Pika, Mount Indefatigable, Kananaskis Country, Alberta. Image credit: madlyinlovewithlife/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
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Woodland caribou cling to a precarious existence in the "lower 48" U.S. states. Photo: D. Gordon E. Robertson under a Creative Commons license
A young bull moose, Alces alces, stops on a dirt road and licks minerals in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Image credit: Dave Spier/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
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The new interactive Global Forest Change Map could change the way we conserve forests. Photo: ©Scott Warren
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation aquatic biologists Rob Fiorentino (left) and Jim Pinheiro inspect a lake trout for signs of age after weighing and measuring it. The trout was netted on Lake Placid as part of a 2013 survey of lake trout population health in several Adirondack lakes. Photo: Mary Thill
Snowy Owls are showing up all along the east coast. Photo: Pat Haines under a Creative Commons license
In the Bristol Bay watershed, the impact of salmon is everywhere, in literally every living thing. Photo: Chris DeNatale
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Harvesting cotton in India. Photo: Flickr user Claude Renault under a Creative Commons license.
School children enjoy working in their school's vegetable garden in Ecuador's Tungurahua Province.  Photo: © Erika Nortemann/TNC
The Boundary Creek camera trap also recorded other wildlife using the working forest, including these black bears. Photo courtesy: Idaho Department of FIsh & Game
Stephanie Wear on the beach in St. Augustine, FL. Photo by Karine Aigner.
Eighty percent of the food consumed in developing countries is produced by smallholder farmers, so it is critical that innovations are adapted to the needs of these farmers. Photo: © Sanjayan Muttulingam / TNC

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