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Mother's Day Slideshow | The Nature Conservancy

They say nobody loves you like your mother. This certainly seems true in nature, where many females go to extreme measures to keep their offspring alive.

 The Nature Conservancy tries to make Mom’s job easier by assuring her healthy, natural habitats in which she can live and propagate — just the way nature intended. 
 Sometimes we help create wildlife corridors so that wide-ranging species such as panthers and bears can roam. Or, we may perform controlled burns in fire-dependent habitats so that species such as the gopher tortoise and burrowing owl will have the thinner vegetation they require for their broods.

 From sandhill cranes on Florida's Disney Wilderness Preserve to the elephants in Africa, the Conservancy has Mom’s (and Dad’s) back. In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s take a peek at this slideshow of species found on Conservancy-protected lands. Together, we can a...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/photosmultimedia/mothers-day-slides...

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