Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marsh and wetlands along Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Sunrise over the Choptank River at the Univerisity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (HPL).

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Please stick to the trails and follow the preserve guidelines; these preserves have delicate ecosystems that we need your help to protect. Platte River Prairies. Showy evening primrose (Oenothera rhombipetala) in restored prairie at the Derr Tract of Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.

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Healthy Coastal Habitats: A Boon to Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is an example of a coastal wetland area, which supports a large amount of fish species and helps shelter coastal communities from storms- South Carolina has the largest amount of salt marsh area in the East Coast.

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Good news for the Wood Stork

10,000 Birds

The wood stork occurs and breeds in Central and South America. I have seen them foraging on sandy shores of rivers deep in the Amazon, enjoyed them in their raucous breeding colonies in the Everglades, flushed them out of canals during walks around my house, and perhaps more importantly contribute to their recovery. Wood storks primarily breed in Central and South Florida. Historically, the Florida Everglades and the Big Cypress ecosystems supported large breeding colonies.

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Can We Outrun the Rising Tide?

Nature Conservancy - Science

These ecosystems are the nursery ground for fisheries and gathering areas for migrating waterfowl. Dolphins spotted in Sampit River in South Carolina. As sea levels rise, saltwater creeps up the river and changes the entire ecology of the system.

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10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sculpted by the Gunnison River over 2 millions years, the canyon walls are nearly 2,000 feet tall, with near-vertical drops down to the river. Trails along the north and south rims wind through pinyon-juniper forests and gambel oak thickets typical of the Colorado Plateau.

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

Green Traveler Guides

Among other environmental accolades, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District awarded Saybrook a special merit award for its contributions to protecting and improving the health of the lower Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

For example, back in the 1970s our scientists partnered with the state of South Carolina to create the first state Natural Heritage Program. And it drained off an extraordinary amount of stormwater into a nearby river.