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Palau’s Rock Islands seen from the air. The Rock Islands are a top tourist destination for Palau, but the reefs here have been overfished. Credit: Ian Shive.
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Radar technology complements information gathered by traditional bird study methods like banding. Photo: Joe Fehrer/TNC
The brook trout is the jewel of streams in the eastern United States. Photo: Lisa Godfrey
Roasted and ground cocao beans (beanlike seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made) being sorted by a woman of an indigenous Bri Bri community in La Amistad International Park, Costa Rica -- part of an organic-chocolate cooperative. Image credit: Ami Vitale.
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Many of Louisiana’s coastal marshes in Louisiana are eroding away, like this one east of the Mississippi River.  Once gone, nothing is replacing the land that is lost.  Photo: Seth Blitch/TNC

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