The Nature Conservancy@nature_org

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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Assassin bur on dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata) seed head in autumn prairie.—Photo by Chris Helzer #bugs #nature #plants #monday


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Local coral gardeners, trained by The Nature Conservancy, carry healthy staghorn coral fragments from a coral nursery to the reef for replanting. The healthy pieces will stregthen and add genetic diversity to the existing reefs.—Photo by @timcalver #reefs #ocean #protectpreserve #nature


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Finally, it’s #Saturday! What are your plans to get #outside?.................................A squash bug, or stink bug, (Halyomorpha halys) as commonly called. These insects make up a large part of swallow-tailed kites' diet before they migrate south.  Birds forage these insects in the melon fields of Wildwood, Florida.—Photo by @macstonephoto #bugs #insects #florida #naturephotography


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Mountain scenery in Yubeng, a small isolated village in the Meili Snow Mountains, Yunnan Province, China. The Meili Snow Mountain Range rises steeply between the deep gorges of the Mekong and Salween Rivers. Towering 22,241 feet above sea level. To meet the conservation needs of this area and its people, The Nature Conservancy has completed a draft resource management plan for Meili Snow Mountain that places special emphasis on reducing the threats of future mass tourism projects.—Photo by Scott Warren #snow #winter #china #protectpreserve


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Fishermen prepare their morning's catch of skipjack tuna for market on the beach in front of their homes in the village of Walalung, Kosrae island, Micronesia.  The hearts are kept to be eaten raw as a favorite delicacy.  On the island of Kosrae in Micronesia The Nature Conservancy protects the last Ka forest of its kind in the world with a ground breaking conservation easement involving 10 indigenous families.—Photo by @nickhallphoto #fishing #fishermen #village #micronesia


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Surviving the cold? ❄️❄️❄️Only 20 more days until the new year!  Blue Jay in the snow at Cheesequake State Park in Matawan, New Jersey.—Photo by Jessica Kirste #christmas #newyears #cold #birds #snow


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Ranchers from The Nature Conservancy's Zapata Ranch driving in a herd of cows for pregnancy testing at the Zapata Ranch's corrals, Colorado.—Photo by @nickhallphoto #horses #ranchers #zapata #cows #conserve


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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 #india #protectpreserve #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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