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Because of you, 2012 was a banner year for conservation. See our successes in this slideshow
The Nature Conservancy is leading efforts to protect panther habitat. We’ve protected thousands of acres of prime panther habitat already and you can help.
The conservation torch is still being passed from one generation to another in these places and families.
Cattle ranching has a rich history in Florida and many ranches are still family owned and operated today. Multi-generation families working together to sustain the natural habitat have proven to be great partners.
See our top 10 conservation successes for 2011
We helped make Florida Bear-able.
No better way to “go local” than protecting nature where you live and work! Your donation stays in Florida with this list
Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of local conservation – from the western Panhandle to the Florida Keys.
They’re the basis of your water supply and mine, and are home to endangered species such as the Florida manatee.
Florida joins six Southern states to protect, restore and expand our ancient forests, which support 300 bird species.
Decades of hard work is paying off! This 170-mile swath of land is critical to wildlife and Florida’s water resources.
We’re working in coastal communities to ensure that Florida’s oceans sustain people and nature for many generations.
The conservation work you make possible in Florida is tremendously important to nature and people alike. Some of the folks who direct our work on the ground want to tell you exactly why we’re thankful
The re-introduced red-cockaded woodpecker is flourishing at a Conservancy preserve. You can see a tiny hatchling get banded! Follow our “reality series.”
Thousands of volunteers helped welcome oysters back to Mosquito Lagoon. Enjoy a Q & A with the scientist who got the ball rolling. A slideshow shows you how!
The Burmese python has invaded South Florida and is spreading fast. Learn how Python Patrol is helping to stop them.
At two protected sites in the Florida Panhandle, dam removals mean rare Steephead streams once again flow freely. Learn about these Apalachicola tributaries.
Scientist James Byrne's work takes him deep among the coral reefs of Florida and the Caribbean -- and alongside sharks. Read more
Florida boasts rich coral reefs from the western Keys to Martin County. The Conservancy leads a partnership that is determined to protect them. Explore these once-secret resources.
The Conservancy is increasing the manatee's survival odds by eliminating obstructions in this gentle giant’s annual migration path. Let a cool video take you there.
Migrating fish have been blocked from their spawning grounds for nearly 50 years—until now. See how we help them survive.
Florida’s “prairies of the sea” keep water clear, protect fisheries and provide habitat for marine life. We're restoring seagrass beds with bird poop. Yes, bird poop!
Learn how the Conservancy prevents, detects and protects against non-native, invasive species.
Every year some of Earth’s most incredible animals undertake an annual migration to or through Florida. Discover Florida's Must-See Migrations
Underwater laboratories are reviving coral reefs off Florida’s southeast coast. Check out amazing photos and enjoy an in-depth magazine feature story.
Do scientists cozy up to computers? Sometimes. But Conservancy scientists do things that might scare the pants off of you and me! Meet two of Florida's superheroes.
Florida’s public lands are breathtaking! Learn the inside scoop about how many of these resulted from Conservancy efforts. What's Open Near You?
See how collared Florida black bears help the Conservancy make conservation decisions across Central Florida. Bears send text messages.
Oyster reefs are the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth. We experiment among oyster reefs in Florida and across the South. Explore a map.
Would you invite a 20-foot Burmese python to your house? Or plant a certain fern if you knew its fronds can suffocate huge trees? See a line-up of Florida's worst invasive species.
Scientist Meaghan Johnson talks about coral reefs, climate change and diving among disturbed reefs in the Florida Keys. What is reef resilience? Find out.
A rare maternity colony of southeastern big-eared bats has taken over a crumbling hunting trailer at a Florida preserve. Enter, if you dare
Few north Florida residents have seen one of these docile, blue-black snakes in the wild. Find out how we hope to remedy that.
The U. S. military and The Nature Conservancy might seem like strange bedfellows. But they share a goal: buffering Florida’s military bases with conservation areas. Find Out More.
Pets released outdoors are a major cause of invasive species outbreaks across the U.S. It’s also not humane. Learn what to do instead.
The Conservancy and the U. of Central Florida are examining carbon dynamics in vegetation and soils at our12,000-acre preserve near Orlando. See a Video.
The Conservancy’s protection of 5,134-acre Hatchineha Ranch will help save rare species and restore water flow in the Everglades.
“I love the sky and I love the woods,” says award-winning photographer Clyde Butcher. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Butcher’s Florida photos. See a photo essay.
This 2,331-acre preserve is not yet open to the public but you can enjoy a virtual tour of its river and longleaf pine savannahs today.
The Gulf sturgeon’s ancestors spotted dinosaurs when they leapt from the water. This big fish spawns in only seven rivers; most are in Florida. How we help a bizarre-looking critter.
This is a significant piece of the largest, contiguous longleaf pine forest in the world. Find out how we help keep it that way.
Generations of monarchs leap-frog their way from north to south and back again. We’ve helped protect almost 40,000 acres in their Panhandle pathway. Discover more about the monarch!
Blowing Rocks Preserve tour