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Take a sneak peak at life on the Mississippi River with a Nature Conservancy crew as it travels down this mighty waterway from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. From a Native American rice gatherer to a shrimp fisherman, read the stories of people who depend on the Mississippi for their livelihoods, recreation and inspiration. Take the journey at www.nature.org/msriver today.
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Toward the middle of the Indonesian archipelago lies an island called Komodo. At first glance the island can appear desolate, but beneath the water's surface we discover one of the world's richest displays of marine life.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/asiapacific/indonesia/
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Perhaps the most mysterious and magical place on Earth, the Amazon contains the largest expanse of tropical forest in the world and harbors approximately one-third of its species.
Tropical birds, pink and gray river dolphins, amazonian manatees, spider monkeys and jaguars all find their home in this vast wilderness as do ancient indigenous communities that have lived in these forests for hundreds of years. As the Amazon Rainforest faces rapid deforestation, The Nature Conservancy is working to protect this wondrous forest and the way of life it supports.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/southamerica/brazil/
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For three years, photographer Michael Forsberg traveled the Great Plains, documenting what remains of this once-vast ecosystem. WIth financial and scientific assistance from The Nature Conservancy, Forsberg completed his new book, "Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild," in 2009.
Vote for your favorite photo at support.nature.org/votegreatplains!
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An agreement between The Nature Conservancy and Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. will create Hawaii's third largest private nature preserve at spectacular Wainiha Valley on Kaua'i, the two organizations announced today.
Located above Ha'ena on Kauai's scenic windward coast, the new 7,050-acre preserve includes one of Kauai's largest river systems, magnificent mountain cliffs and portions of the famed Alaka'i wilderness, and Mt. Wai'ale'ale summit region, one of the wettest spots on Earth.
Read more at nature.org/hawaii
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Rancher Heidi Redd has been running cattle on the Dugout Ranch, in the heart of Utah's canyonlands, for more than 40 years. In 1997, the Conservancy purchased the Dugout's lands in a deal that kept Heidi running the ranch. Today, Heidi is again partnering with the Conservancy to launch the Canyonlands Research Center to develop sustainable ways to manage grasslands in the face of climate change. Learn more at http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/work/art2439
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Join Gala Davaa, conservation director for The Nature Conservancy's Mongolia program, in the wild, rolling grasslands that define his country's environment. Discover the roots of his passion for protecting this landscape and why the clock is ticking for Mongolia to balance development with nature and nomadic traditions.
Learn more at: http://www.nature.org/mongolia
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The Kings River is an incredibly scenic place. It's lined with tall bluffs, gravel beds and forested banks. Its waters flow clear and clean. And the Kings River is known as one of the best destinations for prized game fish, notably the smallmouth bass.
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In addition to being spectacular places to visit and play, California's state parks are also vital to the state's health and prosperity. They provide us with natural filters for our air and water, and they also strengthen California's economy. Learn more at nature.org/california.
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West Virginia's Smoke Hole and North Fork mountain lie in the heart of the Appalachian chain. The wind-swept summits are reminiscent of tundra and many of the plants species are common to northern Canada.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/westvi
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The Nature Conservancy recently brought bison back to Dunn Ranch Prairie in northwest Missouri. Watch to see how and why the reintroduction was accomplished.
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Overlooking Altoona, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Central Appalachians, The Nature Conservancy's Brush Mountain Preserve is home to wild turkey, black bear and rare species, such as the federally endangered Indiana bat and Allegheny woodrat. This 640-acre preserve is comprised largely of mixed oak and hickory species.
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Dolan Falls Preserve—4,800 acres bolstered by a conservation easement on 13,722 acres of adjoining property—is located at the intersection of three biological regions: the Edwards Plateau, Chihuahuan Desert and Rio Grande Plain brushland. This combination of terrain creates a landscape of outstanding beauty and diversity supported by the pristine waters of Dolan Springs, Dolan Creek and the Devils River.
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Steephead streams and ravines are among the rarest of freshwater habitats. These unusual geologic features provide refuge for a number of Floridas plants and animals—some found nowhere else on Earth. The preserve also protects longleaf pine and sandhill uplands, breathtaking river bluffs and million year-old fossils. http://www.nature.org/bluffs
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Can two countries come together to save a pristine valley?
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The Nature Conservancy worked with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and The Howard Hughes Corporation to create a 5,032-acre buffer zone around the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The area provides public access and recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, and rock-climbing; as well as opportunities to view desert bighorn sheep, numerous bird species, threatened wildflowers, rare insects, and sensitive reptiles such as the Gila monster and desert tortoise—all in their native habitat.
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Wild and remote, the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland is the most intact grassland system in Minnesota and the only site within the Great Plains that retains its top megafauna - animals like wolves, cougar, black bear, elk, bald eagles and sandhill cranes.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/minnes
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A mere two-and-a-half hours from Washington, DC lies one of the world's last great places: Nassawango Creek on Maryland's eastern shore. Captain John Smith first explored this waterway by canoe in 1608 and today that remains the best way to see it.
Learn more at http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/maryla
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Matt and Riley are on the move, and their first stop is all the way down at the Conservancy's Lennox Foundation Southmost Preserve. Situated on the Rio Grande, Southmost protects some of the last remaining sabal palm trees in Texas.