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Greatest Threat to the Everglades? Maybe Not Pythons

A deceptively deadly invasive species is slithering its way through the Florida Everglades, threatening the entire ecosystem. But it’s not a python.

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New Research Makes A Strong Case for Fish Passage

Using fish ear bones and lasers, Conservancy scientist Steve Herrington shows that efforts to help the Alabama shad complete its migration up Florida’s Apalachicola River are working.

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10 Fish Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Looking for a good fish story? We look back at some of the year’s best conservation results for fisheries, from alligator gar reintroduction to salmon recovery, with a side dish of fish and chimps.

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Conservation You Can Jump Across

Conservation often thinks big—because animals do.

Think about Africa’s Serengeti, where wildebeest annually migrate between two countries. Or the grizzly bears and lynx of the Northern Rockies, roaming hundreds of square miles in a season. Or Pacific salmon and their 900-mile journey from ocean to spawning river.

It’s often conservation’s job to link these animals’ far-flung habitats so they can migrate, forage and spawn. That linking up is what conservation biologists call “connectivity.”

But what about connecting small places like this tiny Florida stream I’m standing before? It’s anything but enormous – often, I can cross it in a casual step.

There are no grizzlies or salmon here. How could this connect anything worth saving?

Then I look at Steve Herrington, a fisheries biologist and director of freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Florida, who’s looking into the stream with the enthusiasm of a a kid about to pounce on a frog.

He sifts through his net, calling out names of the fish as he placed them in a bucket.

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