We must stand up to ensure that the air we breathe, the water we drink, the beautiful places that inspire us & the very health of the Earth are seen as the critical priorities they are. Visit bit.ly/standfornature to tell your elected officials that you're counting on them to address pressing challenges like advancing clean energy use, conserving endangered landscapes, addressing climate change, and protecting imperiled species —photo by @ianshivephoto@tandemstock#action#livenature#conservation#nature#trails#hiking#summit
A Bradfield’s Hornbill squats on a tree branch in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. Kafue is the oldest & largest national park in Zambia and one of Africa’s less-known protected areas. The Conservancy is focused on strengthening management across the Kafue ecosystem through community-led conservation, anti-poaching security, mimicking natural burn patterns, and more—photo by Karine Aigner @kaigner#naturephotography#conservation#africa#birds#instabird#wildlife#zambia
A Great Egret in full flight is an impressive sight. This waterfowl is gliding between feeding areas in Australia’s Murray-Darling River Basin, one of the most vulnerable river basins on Earth. Decades of engineering, over-allocation and the drying effect of climate change have significantly reduced runoff to rivers, creeks & wetlands. To address these concerns, we established a system to provide water security for the region’s farmers while protecting these ecologically & culturally significant wetlands—photo by Andrew Peacock @footloosefotography@tandemstock@nature_aus#australia#naturephotography#conservation#wildlife#birds#instabird
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," Martin Luther King Jr.
Put your energy into what you care about. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and every day—photo by Nick Hall.
@erichrossschlegel on assignment for @nature_org. Corn as a flower? Corn is part of the grass family, but it does "flower" and subsequently feeds the world! The Nature Conservancy is working with Mayan communities in the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico to help develop sustainable agriculture techniques that produce better yields, healthier soils, and limit deforestation of the jungle. The Mayans are known as The People of the Corn. “Our Creation Story teaches us that the first Grandparents of our people were made from white and yellow corn.#mexico#mundomaya#yucatan#protectpreserve#conservation#corn#maiz#maize