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@nature_org  Worldwide conservation organization protecting lands and waters.

5 hours ago

Small wonders. Photographer David Liittschwager specializes in capturing the beauty of oft-overlooked flora and fauna in designated spaces. His work in documenting the tidal pool creatures at the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve was no exception. He photographed from early morning to late at night, documenting over 200 types of plants and critters. Many of these images were then stitched together into one image that Liittschwager calls a "community portrait" that showcase the breadth of the biodiversity found here. To see more of his coverage, visit the link in our bio. Photos by @davidliittschwager #nature #wildlife #ocean #tidepool #California

21 hours ago

Landscape images from the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve in California. We at TNC are saddened by the devastation caused by the Camp and Woolsey Fires. At the time that the Dangermond Preserve was purchased last year, the Thomas Fire (then the state's largest in history) raged nearby and reinforced that climate change and its impact on wildfires would be a continued concern in the state. Those involved with this purchase hope to establish a "living laboratory" at the preserve to better understand how we can adjust to these threats, and the Dangermonds will use their company's tools to create a "digital twin" of the preserve to monitor how the land is impacted by climate change. Through this work, we hope that this information can help to adapt conservation strategies to our changing world. Learn more about this preserve at the link in our bio. Photos by — @billmarr #climatechange #california #wildfires #nature

1 day ago

A time-lapse video of the incoming tide on the shores of California’s Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve as scientists move through the waters to gather species. Last December, Jack and Laura Dangermond gifted TNC $165 million to purchase a 23,364 acre preserve on the coast of California near Point Conception. It was the largest single donor gift for TNC and the preserve is one of the last large, privately-owned and undeveloped coastal tracts in Southern California—a win for nature. To read more about this preserve, click the link in our bio. Video by @billmarr

3 days ago

Yap traditional dancers at a community homecoming celebration in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. In islands across the Pacific, no one has the luxury of denying the existence of climate change. People are living it. Have been living it. And they are desperately trying to adapt to it. The low-lying vulnerable areas of Micronesia and Melanesia are bearing a disproportionate share of climate change impacts, despite emitting few of the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the changing weather patterns, sea-level, rise and loss of land that are changing their reality. Pacific Islanders have adapted to extreme events for thousands of years and many are looking back at traditional methods of farming, food preservation, and land-use based on a deep understanding of resilience to extreme events. — Photo by @timcalver #micronesia #yap #dance #pacificislands #climatechange #adaptation #risingsealevels

4 days ago

In communal lands, reducing human-wildlife conflict is essential to landscape-scale conservation. In northern Kenya, satellite GPS collars beam information about lion locations and behaviors to our partner, Lion Landscapes, providing powerful insight into how these animals are affected by settlements, drought, and livestock grazing. — Photo by Jeremy Stevens #lion #africa #wildlife #coexistence #nature

5 days ago

East Kalimantan is a microcosm of the world’s sustainable development challenges. It is one of the wealthiest provinces in Indonesia both ecologically and economically, but logging, palm oil production, mining, and fires have taken a toll on Indonesia’s tropical rainforests over the past 30 years. This has threatened the stability of the country’s natural resource-based economy, eliminated species habitat, and compromised the ability of Indonesia’s forests to help combat climate change. To combat this, TNC and the government of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan Province created the Green Growth Compact in September 2017. This initiative brings together companies, government agencies, communities, and NGOs committed to working together to conserve forests, reduce emissions and advance sustainable economic growth. Through this work, TNC and Compact partners are successfully establishing a framework for similar efforts across Indonesia and around the world. — Photo by @nickhallphoto #indonesia #conservation #climatechange #forest

6 days ago

A pollen covered honey bee flies to a red dahlia flower in Del Mar, California. Honey bees aren't just cute...they're also critical to U.S. agricultural production. According to the USDA, "about one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination." Pesticides, habitat loss, and climate change are among the threats to honey bees and other beneficial pollinators. — Photo by Scott Sumiko #bee #honeybee #pollination #flower #insect #nature

1 week ago

Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska home is home to one of the planet's greatest wild salmon nurseries. Southeast Alaska’s rural communities rely on Tongass’ rivers and streams as a natural pantry, with each resident consuming an average of 75 pounds of salmon a year. TNC is committed to helping protect and restore the Tongass National Forest by protecting ecologically valuable watersheds, restoring streams and forests where past development has harmed wildlife habitat, and leading efforts to map Southeast Alaska’s largest estuarine complex. — Photo by @crismanphoto #tongassnationalforest #salmon #alaska #conservation #forest

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Mariko Wallen harvests seaweed in Placencia, Belize. TNC is working with this farm to bring seaweed aquaculture to the area. Not only does seaweed aquaculture increase seafood supply and support livelihoods in coastal communities, these farms filter water by removing nitrogen, decrease CO2 levels, and reduce local effects of ocean acidification. — Photo by @randyolson #seaweed #belize #ocean #aquaculture #nature #conservation

1 week ago

Don't mistake the bobcat for its striking resemblance to the common household cat, for the former is a fierce predator! This short-tailed mammal is the most common wildcat in North America and because the bobcat ranges many miles, connected lands are critical for their survival. In New Jersey, where the bobcat was once nearly extinct, TNC is working to conserve a corridor of connected lands—Bobcat Alley— to benefit the species’ population. — Photo by Kent Mason #bobcat #wildcat #wildlife #mammal