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Sabal palm seeds collected from coyote scat are cleaned at the preserve. Photo: Max Pons/TNC
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The Salve Paccha Aquaduct, which transports water from Cayambe Coca to Quito, runs through the paramos landscape at the foot of Ecuador's Andean range.  Photo credit: ©Bridget Besaw/TNC
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Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia). Photo by Charlie Kellogg through a Creative Commons License.
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Horseshoe crabs spawning in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS.
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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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