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Champions of Conservation

GARDEN & GUN PRESENTS

Ten Champions of Conservation

In a precarious time for our Southern ecosystems, these ten under-the-radar scientists, advocates, and groundbreakers are saving endangered butterflies, defending the Everglades, fighting for shorebirds, creating art that speaks from the heart, and more

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A Grassroots Force

Along Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” longtime resident Gail LeBoeuf and her friends prove getting involved can make a difference

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The Multimedia Maven

A greener future for Louisiana’s threatened landscapes emerges from artist Hannah Chalew’s paintings and sculptures

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The Marine Detective

Researcher Jennifer Schopf Rehage investigates the health of Florida’s recreational fish and fisheries—with shocking findings

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Culture Keeper

Biologist Caleb Hickman safeguards the flora and fauna of his people’s native land

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Guiding Presence

No matter the personal cost, fishing captain Benny Blanco shows up for the Everglades

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The Butterfly Savior

Endangered pollinators find new hope thanks to Florida entomologist Jaret Daniels

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Seed of Change

Hallie Shoffner heralds the effects of climate extremes from her family’s research spread

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River Doctor

Jason Throneberry is helping to heal a vital waterway that could save the endangered Alabama sturgeon and countless other fish

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The Farmers’ Advocate

Savi Horne helps keep agriculture sustainable for Black farmers

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Apostle of Ecotourism

Chris Crolley introduces people to the beauty of the Lowcountry—and saves critical species in the process