Wildlife

Conserving Land with a Focus on Bats

Farmers of the tropics, tequila-makers and pollinators are just some of the names we’ve given to bats. As we learn more about these fascinating creatures, we’ve found that their value in natural ecosystems and their effects on human economies only increase. In the U.S. alone, bats save farmers an estimated $23 billion annually in pesticides

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Conserving Endangered Species Habitat in Coastal Texas

Standing five feet tall with a seven-foot wingspan and snow-white feathers that contrast handsomely with its jet-black wing tips and striking crimson cap, the Whooping Crane (Grus Americana) cuts an impressive figure. The tallest bird in North America, it is also the rarest crane species and one of the rarest birds on this continent. Sadly,

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NALT’s Favorite Field Guide: Using NatureServe to Steward the Land

With more than 480 Conservation Easements spread across 19 states, a common question asked of North American Land Trust (NALT) is, “How do you do it all?”  Compared with locally established land trusts that do their work of creating and maintaining parks or preserving cultural sites close to home, NALT travels near and far to

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Saving the Delmarva Fox Squirrel from Extinction: A Conservation Success Story

While exploring the woods of the Chesapeake Bay region, if you’re lucky you may spot a flash of silvery gray scampering across the forest floor.  This shy and elusive creature is known as the Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus), and today you have a better chance of catching sight of it than if you

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!  The earth’s oceans are a significant aspect of this planet, touching everyone’s lives both directly and indirectly.  Covering ¾ of the Earth’s surface, they contain 97% of the Earth’s water, and represent 99% of the living space on the planet with at least 200,000 identified marine species.  Most of the ocean

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