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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
Atlantic salmon.
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.
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Can conservationists keep large landscapes protected and connected so grizzly bears can still roam? Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
Samburu Woman Milking her Goat-Namuniak, Northern Rangelands Trust, Kenya. Image credit: USAID/Kenya-Donatella Lorch/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
A pallid bat catches a scorpion. Photo: Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International
Greenland glacier breaking off into the Atlantic Ocean. Image credit: Tim Norris/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Sensitive submarine canyons shelter many species including coldwater coral colonies that have persisted for thousands of years. Image courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2013 - Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.
Streams in Southeast Alaska can't function ecologically without fallen logs. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
Wild pollinators offer increased yields for many crops.
Sighting and reporting banded birds, like this red knot, can make enormous contributions to science. Photo: Doris & Pat Leary
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