Flowers of the mystical
Hildegardia australiensis. I.D. Cowie, NT Herbarium.
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Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
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Author and activist George Monbiot.
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Recreational fishers adjacent to an established marine park in NSW.
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Galapagos National Park Directorate
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Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park, UK.
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Mark Ryan/Mary Parrish/Jay Matternes/Smithsonian Institution
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A young shore crab displaying varied colouring.
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Munduruku tribal people are demanding that Brazil’s government respect their land rights.
AP Photo/Eraldo Peres
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