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Conservation

Conservation

South Carolina’s Wild Acquisition

Unspoiled island formerly owned by Ted Turner is now part of the state’s park system

Conservation

How Fishing Captains are Saving the Everglades

Meet Captains for Clean Water, the non-profit that’s charting a new course for South Florida’s ecosystem—and the fisheries it supports

Travel

Every Day is World Elephant Day in Tennessee

The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald is celebrating its favorite day of the year with programs to raise awareness about these amazing animals

Conservation

Meet the Most Interesting Shark in the Sea

Great whites may get all the notoriety, but lemon sharks are making a splash of their own at a Bahamian research facility

Land & Conservation

Where the Sharks Are

Closer than you might think, according to a Kentucky native’s research outfit that is leading the way on shark conservation

Traditions

More Than A Birdhouse

In rural Alabama, a haven for purple martins generations in the making

Conservation

The Tortoise and the Lair

An unprecedented coalition forges a plan to save one of the most crucial animals in the longleaf pine ecosystem

Feature

Fire on the Mountain

A night of terror in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Why We Love The Gulf

Know Your Oyster: The Apalachicola

What makes them great, why they’re in danger, and where you can shuck one at its freshest

Arts

Conservation on Canvas

New Orleans wildlife artist Alex Beard champions conservation beyond the canvas

Sporting

The Plantation Broker

There’s no finer quail country than the Red Hills, 300,000 acres of longleaf and wiregrass and home to more than a hundred sprawling plantations. Who’d have thought a real estate broker would become its unofficial steward?

Land & Conservation

Manatee Mania: A Homecoming to Celebrate

Conservation efforts for the playful animals are seeing remarkable success

Travel

The Birdman of Honduras

Lloyd Davidson has always been prone to wanderlust and wild ideas, but even those who know the Tennessee native could never have predicted he’d be the best hope to save the scarlet macaw

Conservation

The Case of the Vanishing Quail

Texas researchers identify a new threat to the bobwhite

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Travel

In Search of Hummingbirds

An inside look at hummingbird research in the jungles of Belize

Conservation

Tangled Up in Indigo

Since first encountering an indigo snake as a boy, the author has been haunted by this all-but-extinct vestige of the Southern wild, once as much a part of the landscape as the longleaf pine. For fifty years he has walked the woods in search of an indigo, with an eye to the ground and, at long last, a little help from perhaps the only group in the world trying to save them

End of the Line

Killing the Buzz

Why we need a world full of bees

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Land & Conservation

Tangled Up in Indigo

On the trail of an endangered species

Conservation

The Trouble With Asian Carp

A modest proposal for the invasive species spreading through the Mississippi River basin

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Land & Conservation

Land of the Lost

Saving the South’s rarest breeds from extinction