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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
A polar bear in the Hudson Bay population. Photo credit: Alex BergerAlex Berger /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
An avocet in a wetland. Photo Credit: Ken Miracle.
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An ocellated turkey male. Photo:  (C) Yeray Seminario, lightasfeathers.net
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A scuba diver pulls up a mat of Eurasian watermilfoil, a harmful aquatic invasive species. Photo: Jerry Ziegler/TNC
Oyster reefs clearly offer numerous benefits for people and nature. But how do conservationists make those benefits tangible? Photo: Bo Lusk/TNC
Engorged deer ticks. Image credit: Dann Thombs/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Theodore Roosevelt in Yosemite. Roosevelt is well known for creating national parks and wildlife refuges. He was also an accomplished naturalist and citizen scientist.

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