The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

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We're a conservation organization working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends — and taking great photographs!
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Looking out at the week ahead like 👆. Here, TNC staff Axel Brunst stands on a rock inside the creater of Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, Hawaii.—Photo by @ianshivephoto monday hawaii maui nature naturephotography

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Floating offerings are prepared and will be set onto the Ganges at nightfall, Haridwar, India.—Photo by @ianshivephoto nature indiaprotectpreserve travel explore

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Happy Saturday!  Aren't you glad it's the weekend?  Pictured: a squirrel monkey near the Curipi river area, in Oiapoque, in the northern Brazilian Amazon.  The Nature Conservancy has been partnering with local indigenous communities in Oiapoque since 2001 to to demonstrate how indigenous people can manage their lands reconciling biodiversity conservation with their economic, social, and cultural needs.—Photo by Reinaldo Lourival saturday cute savenature

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Happy Friday!  A bee pollinates a large lavender bush at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in California.—Photo by Greg Tucker bees flowers losangeles tgif

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Palanjo Mathayo, a Hadza hunter, working his way up a Baobab tree by hammering in stakes into the tree trunk towards the branches where he knows there is a bee hive. He will then extract some of the honey. The bee hive will remain in tact and the bees will re-plenish the hive over time. This all happens near his camp in the Hadza bush, Central Rift Valley, Tanzania. The Nature Conservancy is working to protect the land that the Hadza people of Tanzania depend upon to maintain their hunter gatherer way of life.—Photo by @nickhallphoto africa bees food nature sustainable

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Fall color reflected in the Williams River, West Virginia.—Photo by Kent Mason westvirginia fall reflections

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An early morning hike along the Entrada trail, Gateway, Colorado.—Photo by Erika Nortemann nature naturephotography protectpreserve whatsyournature

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Dusk shadows consume the desert landscape under a full moon at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado. The only supermoon of 2017 is happening tonight. Plans to photograph it? We want to see, tag us at whatsyournature —Photo by Audrey Wolk naturephotography desert colorado nationalparks

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North Bay, Door County Wisconsin. North Bay is one of several natural areas in Door County where the Conservancy is protecting lands and waters that sustain native plants and wildlife and attract thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the outdoors. North Bay Preserve is part of an effort by multiple private and public partners to conserve about 13,000 acres along Lake Michigan from Toft Point to Three Springs Preserve. This outstanding landscape represents one of the best remaining opportunities to protect a nearly contiguous mosaic of open wetlands, streams, small lakes and conifer-dominated forest along the peninsula’s Lake Michigan coast.—Photo by Mark Godfrey plants conservation nature saturday

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Beekeepers and their honey bees tending to their hives, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China.  The Nature Conservancy Sichuan program permits beekeepers to bring their bees into the Laohegou Nature Reserve because they use native species of honey bee and provide an excellent product for community development.—Photo by @nickhallphoto bees honey chinaprotectpreserve

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Desert Autumn scene in The San Rafael Swell, Buckhorn Draw Road near Castle Dale, Utah.—Photo by Leslie Scopes Anderson nature explore fall utah

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Spotted Treefrog (Hypsiboas punctatus) in Oiapoque, Northern Brazilian Amazon.  The Nature Conservancy has been partnering with local indigenous communities in Oiapoque since 2001 helping them effectively manage their lands and reconciling biodiversity conservation with their economic, social, and cultural needs.—Photo by Fábio Maffei frogs brazil naturenaturephotography protectpreserve

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Bekah Herndon explores an old toppled live oak tree in the shallow waters of Roanoke Sound just after sunset, Nags Head Woods Preserve, North Carolina. —Photo by Ben Herndon northcarolina nature explore protectpreserve

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Spirit Bear, Gribbell Island, British Columbia, Canada.—Photo by Jon McCormack bears wildlife canada natureprotectpreserve

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Horses galloping on Estancia Los Pozos, Patagonia, Argentina. Photo by @nickhallphoto horses patagonia argentina naturephotography

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Abundant varieties of colorful butterflies are found in the Iguaçu National Park of Brazil. The Park is an island of wilderness in the wide Paraná river valley, much of which has been deforested for agriculture. It shelters rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, such as the giant otter and giant ant-eater. The park shares with Iguazu National Park in Argentina one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls, over 2,700 metres wide.—Photo by Scott Warren butterfly brazil nature protectpreserve

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Clouds above Colorado River at Sorrel River Ranch in Utah.  The Colorado River supplies drinking water to more than 40 million people. Our partner, @backcountry is helping us protect the Colorado River by donating $10 for every CO River Collection product sold.—Photo by Tom Till rivers waterconservation protectpreserve nature

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Happy Thanksgiving!  A rainbow appears over Hickory Ridge at Canaan Crossing, Mount Port Crayon, West Virginia. On the western slopes of Mount Porte Crayon, in Randolph County, West Virginia, lies a picturesque 1,800 acre landscape of tall spruce forest, limestone springs, rare plants, caves, sinkholes and unique animals. This property represents one of the best remaining opportunities to secure a biologically rich landscape in West Virginia. In 2009, The Nature Conservancy acquired a 272-acre conservation easement in the first step of an 1,800-acre protection project at Mount Porte Crayon.—Photo by Kent Mason westvirginia thanksgiving nature naturephotography

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Symon Masiaine, one of five local pastoralists on Team Twiga, citizen scientists who are managing a network of 30 camera traps, track giraffe individuals interact local communities and their camels at Loisaba Wildlife conservancy in Northern Kenya. Reticulated giraffe number less than 8,700 individuals— as a distinct species, it makes them some of the most endangered large mammals in the world. Until now, scientists and the world had only recognized a single species of giraffe made up of several subspecies. But according to the most inclusive genetic analysis of giraffe relationships to date, giraffes actually are not one species, but four. Current estimates are that giraffe populations across Africa have dropped 40 percent in 25 years, plummeting from 140,000 in the late 1990s to about 85,000 today.—Photo by @amivitale camels giraffes africa local

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Tyson McLaughlin heads home after rounding up a stray cow on Wallowa County ranch.  The Nature Conservancy leases parts of its preserve to nearby ranchers for seasonal grazing.  Check out our Instagram stories today for a link to our magazine article on Conservation Cowboys.—Photo by @argonautphoto ranchers cattleconservation zumwalt oregon

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Marine researchers from The Nature Conservancy study the blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) at Palmyra Atoll. Located a 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i, Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth. The Nature Conservancy bought Palmyra in 2000. Today, Palmyra is a national marine monument and the Conservancy and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are partnering to protect it. Through the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium, it is also being developed as a center for scientific study.—Photo by @timcalver sharks palmyra natureconservation

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Red Fox running down Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, New Jersey.—Photo by Jessica Kirste naturephotographywhatsyournatu nature protectpreserve

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Green rat snake (Elaphe prasina) in Arizona.—Photo by John Cancalosi snakes arizona naturephotography

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Happy Friday! Here's a cute video of puppies from @wolftrapanimalrescue visiting The Nature Conservancy's Worldwide Office this past September. Enjoy! Video by @ben.knisely puppies friyay friday weekend

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Children from the village of Katumbi play and collect water near Lake Tanganyika. Lake Tanganyika holds nearly one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, Is the world’s second largest lake by volume, Is home to 250 endemic species of fish, and provides 40% of all protein for lakeshore villages. Photo by @amivitale africa freshwaterprotectpreserve

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Dew droplets rest on the Oblong-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia) insectivorous plant species. It is a temperate or tropical species native to Europe, southeastern Canada, the eastern half of the United States, Cuba and northern South America.-- Photo by @christianziegler protectpreserve naturenaturephotography plants

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A bee and a wasp buzz around a Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) flower, Mount Porte Crayon in West Virginia. Mount Porte Crayon is a mountain in the Roaring Plains Wilderness of the Monongahela National Forest. —Photo by Kent Mason bees wasps insects westvirginia naturephotography

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A village woman with her hens, Chile. TNC is working on the Valdivian Coastal Reserve to remove the Eucalyptus forests and replace them with native forest species, near the village of Chaihuin, Los Rios, Chile. —Photo by @nickhallphoto conservation chili chickens peopleandnature

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A mother cattle egret feeds her hatchlings in China. —Photo by Pan Dingrong for TNC's 2008 Photo Contest whatsyournature birds china babybird

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The Samburu warriors bring their cattle to dry river beds where they have dug wells. They sing as they lift the buckets of water from the deep wells and each warrior's cattle knows which well is theirs based on the sound of the songs. .............................. Nature Conservancy in Kenya, strives to build resilient human and natural communities that are better equipped to adapt to an uncertain future which includes drought, economic shocks, and political change. We help strengthen governance, diversify economies, improve natural resource management, and build peace and security. Learn more about what TNC is doing in Kenya on our website. —Photo by @amivitale kenya water wells protectpreserve

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For one day around the full moon, the water at Palabuhan Ratu beach in West Java is laden with small fish. These fish swim ashore trying to find rivers along the beach, while villagers flock to the beach to catch them. It is a festive activity enjoyed by children and old people alike. .............................. .............................. .............................. thousands of miles of coastline represent some of the world’s most crucial marine ecosystems, which support large fisheries and tourism industries that millions of people depend on for their livelihoods, food and way of life. The Nature Conservancy is partnering with governments, local people, and businesses from the grassroots to the highest level to help ensure effective management of these vital marine environments by the people and for the people who rely on them. Photo by Ahmad Fuadi java indonesia fish ocean riversPhoto credit: © Ahmad Fuadi/TNC

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Wildflower along Lower Table Rock trail, Oregon. The Nature Conservancy bought land on Lower Table Rock over thirty years ago, creating our first preserve in the Rogue Valley. The Table Rocks are remnants of lava flows that filled the canyons of an ancient, meandering Rogue River over 7 million years ago. Atop these mesas is a mosaic of grassy mounds, stony flats and vernal, or seasonal, ponds.—Photo by @ben.herndon oregon flowers natureprotectpreserve

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