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Our Kids Say Thanks!

For all of the hardworking staff at The Nature Conservancy, our kids provide a powerful motivation for the work we do. The Conservancy's next generation in Colorado have a message: "thanks."


Watch their heartfelt video:

Action Alert: Sign the Petition to Protect Nature

Love our lands and water? So do we! Take action and sign the petition that protects vital funding:


Thanks for your help!

You friends at The Nature Conservancy

Let's Turn Cyber Monday Green!

This Cyber Monday, give a gift that's good for the planet.


The Nature Conservancy encourages you to find responsible, meaningful holiday gifts—make something, give an experience, donate to a cause or purchase an eco-friendly product.


Join the 1100+ supporters of Green Gift Monday – Sign the pledge to give responsibly:


Happy holidays!

Your friends at The Nature Conservancy

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Action Alert: Speak up for Forests!

The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) was created by Congress in 2009 to foster collaborative, science-based restoration in National Forests around the country.

The benefits of the 10 vested CFLR projects for people, forests, water, and wildlife speak to the value of this program. Yet 26 other projects in 18 states await this same opportunity, if funding is made available.

Join this broad coalition of businesses, conservationists, and governments striving to win support for this job-creating forest restoration project.


Visit The Nature Conservancy's Outside Voice website to learn how you can help!


Thank you!

-Your friends at The Nature Conservancy

Green Gift Monday: Gift Responsibly

This Cyber Monday give a gift that's good for the planet. We want to encourage you to find responsible, meaningful holiday gifts—make something, give an experience, donate to a cause or purchase an eco-friendly product. #GGM2011

Learn more!

Submit Your Nature Photos to The 6th Annual Digital Photo Contest!

We're looking for beautiful nature photography representing the diversity of life on Earth. Your own original digital images of our lands, waters, plants, animals and people in nature are all eligible for the competition.


Submit your photos today!


The winner's image will be featured on The Nature Conservancy's website,, and printed in the 2013 Nature Conservancy calendar — reaching nearly 2 million households worldwide.

Help The Nature Conservancy Win $5000 to Plant 5000 Trees


For every dollar you donate today at - The Nature Conservancy gets closer and closer to winning $5000 to plant 5000 trees in one of the world's most ecologically-important rainforests, Brazil's Atlantic Forest.


Watch a Video >>

Make a Donation >>

Earth Day Is April 22

This Earth Day, head to your favorite outdoor spot to enjoy good food in the company of great people. Join the global celebration, either by finding a picnic to attend, or by scheduling your own.  For more information, visit

Start a New Tradition - Go Paperless!

Start a new tradition when you go paperless for Valentine's Day.  A small change can make a big difference to the world's precious forests.

Now is a great time to go green! This year, instead of sending paper Valentines to friends and family, go paperless and send Valentine's Day cards electronically instead.

Send Valentine's Ecards Now!

Save paper and join the movement of making more sustainable choices everyday. One of the most direct ways you can help achieve the protection of precious resources like forests is by changing your individual impact through simple actions - like sending electronic cards instead of paper.

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Freshwater Scientist Answers Your Questions!

Conservancy Senior Freshwater Scientist Jeff Opperman will answer your questions about water live on February 10 at 12 p.m. EST. Submit your questions, and then tune in on February 10 to watch Jeff respond. Questions can also be submitted during the chat.

Vote for Your Favorite Nature Photo

Please tell us which nature image is your favorite.

You can help inspire others to care for nature when you vote for the winner of the 5th Annual Digital Photo Contest.

More than 26,000 images were submitted to this year's contest – amazing tributes to conservation efforts across the globe, that caring nature fans like you make possible each and every day.

Vote for your favorite image of nature today!

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Help Turn Cyber Monday into Green Gift Monday

Every year we spend more and more on Cyber Monday. Imagine the difference we could make if just a fraction of that money was spent on responsible, meaningful holiday gifts. Learn More >>

The Gulf: Three Ways You Can Help

You can help restoration efforts in the Gulf in 3 ways -- find out more from Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek.  Read more »

Field Reports from Gulf Oil Spill

Get the latest updates on the Gulf oil spill from Conservancy staff in the field, visit

  • The Conservancy's Response to the Oil Spill, Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek says the Conservancy is acting to help those on the front lines of response to the Gulf oil spill.
  • The Latest from Louisiana, We talk with Keith Ouchley, director of The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana, to get the latest on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its potential effects on that state's coastal ecology and economy.
  • Alabama:  "I think of all the people I meant to bring here", The Conservancy's Bill Finch visits the marshes of Grand Bay for what might be a last look at an incredible ecosystem before the Gulf oil spill hits.
  • Alabama:  Wave Too Rough for Booms, Alabama's Bayou community worries as the waves off its coast were too rough yesterday to deploy oil-containing booms, reports the Conservancy's Bill Finch.
  • Alabama:  We're Doing All We Can Do, Bill Finch, the Conservancy's director of conservation in Alabama, says the Conservancy is moving to protect its oyster reef restoration projects there from the coming oil slick -- but there are thousands of miles of coastline to go.


Thank you for your support during this difficult time.  Please stay tuned for more updates from the Gulf.

Vote for Nature! Help us win a Webby Award!

Vote for for the People’s Voice Webby Award! Voting ends April 29.



Vote for Nature Now >>

This Earth Day, Be Part of the Solution

Help us save oceans this Earth Day, April 22.  By taking a few simple actions, you can become part of the solution!  Find out how:

Window Glass and Birds

Windows take a toll on birds -- killing up to 1 billion a year in North America. Conservancy bird expert Dave Mehlman gives tips on how you can help stop this deadly problem.  Window Glass:  Silent Bird Killer? >>

Where's Your Water Come From?

Find the water source for your city on our cool, new interactive map!

Help in Haiti

The Conservancy's detailed maps of Haiti are guiding relief efforts in the region.  Read more...

Life on the Zambezi

See how a new model for community-based parks will benefit Africa's wildlife and its people.  Read more...

Climate Change is a Business Model

Last month, the blog Solve Climate published a report detailing Bell Labs’ new initiative to make the systems that power the Internet more energy efficient by convening a “Green Touch” consortium composed of industry, universities, science labs and non-profits. The consortium is committed to find open-source solutions to energy efficiency, with the goal of making communications networks “1,000 times more energy efficient” within the next five years.


Read more

The Return of the Karner Blue Butterfly

The caterpillar of the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly feeds solely on leaves of the wild lupine plant and lives only where lupine thrives. In Ohio, 250 acres of the rare oak savanna habitat that lupine depends upon has been restored opening the door for a reintroduction program with hand-raised Karner blue butterflies.

More About Our Reintroduction Efforts for the Karner »

In Flight

The world's best long distance travelers are migratory birds.


Birds are a priceless part of our heritage. They are beautiful, they are economically important -- and birds reflect the health of our environment.

Birds are indicators of the integrity of the environments that provide us with clean air and water, fertile soils and abundant wildlife. In the past 40 years, major public, private and government initiatives have made strides for conservation.  Take a moment to find out more about our work with migratory birds, or journey along in our photo slideshow >>

Help Name The Conservancy's New ROV

This September, The Nature Conservancy’s new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will embark on its maiden voyage in a first-of-its-kind research project off the California coast.

Help the Conservancy christen its new ROV by voting for your favorite name! Votes will be accepted until midnight on August 31. The winning name will be announced on September 25 on


Help Name the ROV >>

Keep the Dream Alive

We're helping Australia's Aboriginal people reconnect with their ancestral lands. View our slideshow and when you Adopt an Acre to protect these lands, Pew Charities will match your gift 100 percent.

On the Rebound

Learn why the unique Santa Cruz Island fox is making a comeback! View a slideshow and see how The Nature Conservancy has helped inspire one of the fastest and most successful endangered species recovery programs in U.S. history.

Announcing our 2009 Nature Photo Contest!

Announcing our 4th annual Digital Photo Competition! Submit your favorite nature photos to our contest and you could be a winner! Find out how to enter and check out past winners at

Upload a nature photo for Earth Day!
Upload a photo of you and your family enjoying the outdoors as you Spring Outside for Earth Day!  Your photo could even be one of our daily nature photos on -- Check out some of our past favorites :
Spring Outside for Earth Day!

Spring has sprung, it’s time to dust off those sneakers and get outside. During the month of April join The Nature Conservancy in getting back to nature.


Share your outdoor adventures with us and upload your personal nature photos to our Flickr account. We’ll feature a new picture on the website every day. Be sure to check back and see if your picture is the one we’ve selected. Go out and celebrate Earth Day today!

Mark Godfrey Selects - New Audio Slideshow!

Check out our new audio slideshow from our award winning director of photography - Mark Godfrey. Mark walks you through some of our most captivating nature photography images and explains the story behind the shot.

Watch the Bald Eagle Cam!

Bald eagles have returned to nest on our Santa Cruz Island preserve…and you can watch them live via Web cam!

Green Your Love this Valentine's Day
Give your lovebird organic flowers and get a FREE vase and chocolates from Organic Bouquet, just for being a Conservancy member! You can also send nature e-cards, give a gift membership or Adopt an Acre® for your honey from our Valentine's Day green gift guide.
Check Out our New Cool Green Science Blog

Check out our new Cool Green Science blog for constantly updating information on what's new at The Nature Conservancy! The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Rigorous science and our 720 staff scientists are crucial to our success. Learn about our unique methods, our key scientists and our latest research by following our new scientist blog!

Note this story about an amazing dog who's helping nature!

Can Dogs Help Find and Save Endangered Species?

Amazing Dog Helps Find and Save Endangered Species!Rogue, an amazing 4-year-old Belgian sheepdog, helps The Nature Conservancy find rare plants in Oregon that provide shelter for an endangered butterfly.

Please READ and NOTE this story and then check out the great video and photos!


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