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Our Conservation Stories

Check out a few stories below from our Conservation Nation grantees and supporters about the importance of our mission and why they’re standing behind us.

We’re proud of all the work we have accomplished to date helping save endangered species, but with our new mission there’s so much more to be done. We’re excited to share stories from the field as they unfold from our new Conservation Nation grantees and highlights from our new education work.

Dr. Janine Brown

Janine Brown, Ph.D.

Janine Brown is a research physiologist and heads the endocrinology laboratory at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). Brown is devoted to increasing knowledge that will lead to better management and conservation of endangered species, both in captivity and in the wild, and coordinates one of the world’s largest and most productive endocrinology laboratories that benefits wildlife species. Her research efforts are connected to the scientific disciplines of behavior, reproductive endocrinology and stress management, primarily studying reproductive and behavioral relationships

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Lynn Mento

Update from Lynn Mento

We’ve officially launched! Conservation Nation held its virtual launch event on September 30th and we’ve been so excited by the feedback and support we’re getting.

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Lauren Augustine

Lauren Augustine

Lauren Augustine is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 established conservationist grant winners. A life-long herpetology lover, Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Ecology and Environmental

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Tania Romero Bautista

Tania Romero Bautista

Tania Romero Bautista is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 established conservationist grant winners. Born and raised in Madre de Dios, Peru, Tania is passionate about

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Maddy Jackson

Maddy Jackson

Maddy Jackson is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 emerging conservationist grant winners. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a BS in

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Elise Loggers

Elise Loggers

Elise Loggers is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 emerging conservationist grant winners. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, she spent three

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Carlisle Segal

Carlisle Segal

Carly Segal is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 emerging conservationist grant winners. Carly spent her childhood in northern California exploring tidepools, streams, forests, and mountains

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T'Noya Thompson

T’Noya Thompson

T’Noya Thompson is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 established conservationist grant winners. T’Noya was born and raised in the Bahamas, which fostered a deep connection

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Cirenia Torres

Cirenia Torres

Cirenia Torres is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 emerging conservationist grant winners. Cirenia graduated from USC’s Spatial Sciences Institute with a MS in Geographic Information

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Kassandra Townsend

Kassandra Townsend

Kassandra Townsend is one of Conservation Nation’s 2021 emerging conservationist grant winners. She hopes to be one of the voices that can bridge a gap

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