The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) — Worldwide conservation organization protecting lands and waters.
A freshly hatched Hawksbill Turtle, in the Arnavon Islands. 
In 1995, TNC worked
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A freshly hatched Hawksbill Turtle, in the Arnavon Islands. In 1995, TNC worked to facilitate communications between discussions between communities and government and the Arnavon Community Marine Park was established. The park employs rangers to deter poachers, unites people from different ethnic backgrounds and provides new opportunities for local people such as employment as park rangers and revenue from ecotourism. In a new chapter of Arnavons' history, a women's group, known as KAWAKI, has been endorsed to participate in important decisions and management of the Arnavons. This group brings together women from the three communities and works to improve education about natural resource management, as well as improve access to the islands for both local people and children. Since the establishment of the Arnavon Community Marine Park, the number of Hawksbill sea turtle nests that are laid annually has doubled. 👏👏 Photo by: @timcalver#conservation#seaturtle#hawksbill#nature
22.02.2019 21:36:47
A young boy on horseback minding his family's herd of goats in the grassland ste
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A young boy on horseback minding his family's herd of goats in the grassland steppe of eastern Mongolia's Tosonhulstai Nature Reserve. TNC began working in Mongolia in 2008 with the goal of protecting the vast, unspoiled landscape of the grasslands for nature and people. Since then, we've continued to work with the Mongolian government to help protect and sustainably manage 120 million acres or 30 percent of the country by 2030. In addition, we work with communities to help them gain secure access to their grazing lands, implement sustainable practices and improve their incomes from food and fiber production. Photo by: @nickhallphoto
18.02.2019 22:15:56
A little Valentines Day cardinal kiss never hurt anybody. ❤️😉 For more quirky ma
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A little Valentines Day cardinal kiss never hurt anybody. ❤️😉 For more quirky mating rituals make sure to check out our stories! Photo by: Neil Southerland #cardinal#happyvalentinesday#birds
14.02.2019 22:55:10
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 
Women represent 50% o
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Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women represent 50% of the world’s population, yet less than 30% of scientific researchers are female and only 5% of women in higher education are studying natural sciences. This needs to change, but women also have a role to play in conservation science well beyond the classroom or laboratory. In Papua New Guinea, women account for 60 to 80% of all food production. Mangroves are an important source of carbon storage and women depend on them for shellfish and firewood to feed their families. In a win-win for nature and people, TNC has partnered with a group of local women, “guardians of the mangroves”, who are dedicated to protecting this valuable natural resource. TNC also supports the Manus Women’s Environment and Development Forum to effectively and sustainably manage their mangroves and fisheries. The forum supports women to improve their gardening practices to ensure more reliable food year-round. #womeninscience#womeninconservation#conservation Photo By: @timcalver
11.02.2019 19:20:06
Waterfalls and upland streams cascading from Mount Tronador in Vicente Perez Ros
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Waterfalls and upland streams cascading from Mount Tronador in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, Bariloche, Argentina. Can you imagine this being your Saturday view? 😍 Photo By: @nickhallphoto
09.02.2019 18:36:28
More than three-quarters of the world’s orangutans rely on the bounty of the lus
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More than three-quarters of the world’s orangutans rely on the bounty of the lush rainforests of the Indonesian Borneo, the third largest island in the world, for survival. Yet throughout Borneo, orangutans are becoming refugees from their forest homes as they are logged (often illegally) or cleared to make way for new mines and vast oil palm plantations. Indonesia produces about half of the world’s palm oil, a profitable and ubiquitous food and cosmetics ingredient that has driven slash-and-burn deforestation and destruction of peat lands. Millions of acres of forests where orangutans once roamed are now green deserts that support only human consumption. With unparalleled regional experience in sustainable forest management and a non-partisan, collaborative approach, TNC is playing a unique role to help reverse the decline of Bornean orangutan populations. We are working with forestry and palm oil companies to test and implement land management practices that lessen impacts to forest habitat and reduce carbon emissions while maintaining profits and helping palm oil companies reduce conflicts with orangutans that stray onto plantation lands. We're also providing tools for local communities to work with government to protect their village forests, assisting communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and collaborating with scientific institutions to research and monitor orangutans and their habitat. We believe this conservation method offers our best hope for the future of these great apes. Photos by: @studiointhwild@nickhallphoto Katie Hawk #conservation#indonesia#orangutans#apes#nature
05.02.2019 12:11:54
Hot air balloons float at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. The magical and picture
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Hot air balloons float at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. The magical and picturesque view from (and of!) the balloons is often an item on many bucket lists. What view in nature is on yours? Photo by: Christian Murillo
04.02.2019 20:29:35
A fisherman sails along the Magdalena River in Colombia. 
At nearly 1,000 miles
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A fisherman sails along the Magdalena River in Colombia. At nearly 1,000 miles long, the river covers 24% of the national territory and is an economic life-force for the more than 30 million Colombians that live throughout the basin. The Government of Colombia and the Conservancy have embarked on a multi-year, multi-purpose planning effort in the Magdalena Basin to promote its Integrated River Basin Management. Holistic, interdisciplinary, and science-based, the integrated river basin approach brings together stakeholders to solve the land-and water-use dilemmas facing great rivers, from pollution, flooding and climate change to water scarcity and declining fisheries. Through careful analysis, collaboration and demonstration projects, we are working with partners to form and follow through on a development plan that recognizes the linkages between economy, human-wellbeing, and conservation. Photo by: Paul Smith
03.02.2019 17:35:56
Dana Sullivan, 22, plants sea oats on Round Island, a few miles offshore of Pasc
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Dana Sullivan, 22, plants sea oats on Round Island, a few miles offshore of Pascagoula, Mississippi. She is helping to bring life to this manmade island created when the area was dredged. Dana is part of GulfCorps – a three year, $7 million project (funded by the RESTORE Act and NOAA from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill). Run by The Nature Conservancy, the program helps the battered Gulf Coast and the young people whose lives depend on it. For more on Dana, the rest of the team and their amazing work – see the GulfCorps story in our highlights! Photo by @johnstanmeyer#gulfcorps#nature#restoration
31.01.2019 15:14:41
A path along the Appalachian trail in Virginia known as "The Green Tunnel." -
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A path along the Appalachian trail in Virginia known as "The Green Tunnel." - “Social media, and photo sharing sites like Instagram in particular, are exponentially increasing the number of people at some of the world’s most famous outdoor sites – a kind of photo trophy hunt, if you will. Over-visitation is becoming enough of a problem it’s forcing some places to build additional accommodations and inspiring photographers to refuse to disclose locations of particularly stunning shots. But what if instead of shutting down your Instagram account and returning to your inner Luddite, you use your desire to share as a way to inspire people to explore the unexplored, both near and far? It is just a reminder to think of some of the spots less traveled, the ones that aren’t already Instagram-famous. Share the little moments, the quiet moments, the ones we all experience and often take for granted. Ultimately it may inspire someone else to check out the national forest or state park nearest them that they often overlook. It will also remind you of the beauty of nature that’s so much closer than you think. And in the process, it could help protect those places with international renown and those ones of equal importance that are right out your back door." - Photo by: @reptarhikes Words by: Christine Peterson - What are your favorite places less Instagrammed? #nature#appalachiantrail
28.01.2019 18:34:09
That feeling when you realize "Thursday Afternoon" is just another name for "Fri
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That feeling when you realize "Thursday Afternoon" is just another name for "Friday Jr.". 🙌🏽 Photo by: Ashley Tubbs #nature#seal
24.01.2019 21:47:16
A Rock Beauty fish photographed in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. Th
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A Rock Beauty fish photographed in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. The Nature Conservancy recently released the results of a study that focused on reef-adjacent activities and the value they generate for the tourism industry, island governments, and Caribbean communities. A major draw for people traveling to the Caribbean are activities related to coral reef ecosystems, and both the tourism industry and other aspects of the local economies depend on healthy coral reefs to keep this relationship afloat. This evidence offers a pivotal opportunity for advancing coral conservation initiatives not only in the Caribbean but around the world, as it can catalyze both the tourism industry and local governments and communities to invest in protecting and restoring coral reefs for the benefit of economies and incomes. Photo by: @jeffyonoverphotography#nature#conservation#reefs#caribbean
24.01.2019 13:40:09
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