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Dave Wistrom tries on a koala suit in his home Morayfield, Queensland. Wistrom is a volunteer with the Moreton Bay Koala Rescue group and wears the suit at educational and fundraising events.

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A volunteer at the Australian Bat Clinic checks on a grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). Bats act as pollinators and seed dispensers,however bats are in serious decline around Australia largely due to entanglement in fruit tree netting.

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At the Minnesota State Fair’s Heimlich Booth, volunteers show fairgoers how to do the Heimlich maneuver using specially designed manakins that “choke up” obstructions when the maneuver is done correctly.

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Volunteers give oxygen to a tarpon (Tarpon atlanticus) before releasing it at dockside in the Boca Grande tarpon fishing tournament, where the purse is $165 ,000.

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Volunteers look for endangered desert tortoises in the Mojave Desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteer Jon Thaxton with a Florida scrub-jay (threatened) at the Mary Thaxton preserve in Oscar Scherer State Park near Osprey, FL.

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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Volunteer Bill Broyles checks rain gauges at Cabeza Prieta NWR, Arizona. To cover the refuge’s 860,000 acres, he’ll work 50+ hours in three days. He’s been doing this since 1988, and says, “It’s a place worth being because it pushes you to live life with more intensity.”

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Volunteer Bill Broyles checks rain gauges at Cabeza Prieta NWR, Arizona. To cover the refuge’s 860,000 acres, he’ll work 50+ hours in three days. He’s been doing this since 1988, and says, “It’s a place worth being because it pushes you to live life with more intensity.”

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A volunteer displays native prairie seeds collected from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut CreekNWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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