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Is That Blood Ivory?

Written by | April 17, 2014

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In January, the Chinese government conducted its first large-scale crush of illegal ivory. Xiaohua Sun was there. Here, she answers questions about the legitimacy of ivory products in China, the largest ivory market in the world.

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Written by | April 15, 2014

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For centuries, wetlands were considered worthless. It’s time to acknowledge the environmental and economic value of restoring these natural systems, argue Jane Lubchenco and Mark Tercek.

Your Smartphone Can Connect You To — And Help Save — Nature

Written by | April 14, 2014

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Want to learn about, support and protect nature? There’s an app that can help. Blogger Megan Sheehan shares some of the latest apps that connect you to nature.

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Written by | April 11, 2014

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It’s true that not many people show up for their birthday parties. But Dayna Gross’ kids track the seasons by elk bugles, play in the stream whenever they want and roam freely. Here’s what it’s like to grow up on a nature preserve — and to be a “preserve parent.”

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10, 2014

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On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

Growing Up Wild: Wilderness Backpacking with My Daughter

Written by | April 9, 2014

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A paper map and bear-proof canister provide the impetus for a wilderness adventure for blogger Randy Edwards and his daughter. Join them on their adventure into the Monongahela National Forest.

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Written by | April 7, 2014

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How does a self-described Wisconsin boy come to love the Louisiana bayou? Blogger Cara Byington talks to Bryan Piazza, author of “The Atchafalaya River Basin.”

From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

Written by | April 3, 2014

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Forty years ago, Idaho communities and The Nature Conservancy came together to protect Silver Creek, now a widely-heralded conservation success and world-famous trout stream. Is a similar story beginning in Argentina? Silver Creek conservation manager Dayna Gross reflects.

Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

Written by | March 27, 2014

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When Taylor Hawes first became director of the Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, people told her she was crazy. But is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As water flows today, Hawes sees hope for the hopeless.

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