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An avocet in a wetland. Photo Credit: Ken Miracle.
View of the crowded Sao Paulo cityscape. Photo by Scott Warren.
The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. Photo: © Mark Godfrey
An ocellated turkey male. Photo:  (C) Yeray Seminario, lightasfeathers.net
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Sierra del Lacandon National Park, Guatemala. Photo: © Susan G. Ellis/TNC
The Alabama shad once shaped ecosystems. A new research effort is bringing them back. Matt Miller/TNC
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.
U.S. Marines help displaced Philippine nationals from the back of a KC-130J Super Hercules at Vilamor Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 11, 2013. Image credit: DVIDSHUB/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Once believed extinct, black-footed ferrets are now returning to native habitat in Colorado and other states. Photo: Chris Pague/TNC
Burrowing owls can be quite common in intact, healthy grasslands like the Colombian Llanos. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC
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