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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Chincua Mountain near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle–Already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Chincua Mountain near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle–Already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A man and woman out searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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Clearcuts and forest along the top of the Mt. Gorongosa range in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A man wearing a respirator mask in the Maramagambo Forest, Bushenyi, Uganda, Africa.

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A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.

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A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.

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A great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.

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A federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.

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A boat travels up a river in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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An example of an epiphyte plant at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.

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The human devastation to the landscape around Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest is growing every year. This is one of only two places remaining with mountain gorillas. Slash and burn agriculture continues to assault Bwindi from all sides.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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Siskiyou National Forest serves as home and protector to wildlife including the federally endangered northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina).

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) in a fresh clear cut near Merlin. This is an educational bird that is non-releasable and held by Wildlife Images, a rehab center near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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A federally threatened captive northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in healthy habitat in the Siskiyou National Forest near Merlin, Oregon.

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