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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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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
Climate change will play out differently in different parts of the world. Photo: © Mark Godfrey
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.

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