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Zeke's release. photo: Tom Buckley, USFWS

Our Seven Best from 2011 It's been a rollercoaster year for conservation and some say we'd have to be nuts to stay on for the ride. But for those of us who rode it out through the lows, we present some high points that make... »

photo of Kathy Phillips, the Assateague Coastkeeper as "Mrs. Clean"

LightHawk volunteer pilots must navigate unforgiving airspace over the nation's largest estuary, Chesapeake Bay, where no nonsense F15 fighter jets corral errant aircraft. Why do our pilots volunteer to fly in this... »

Monkey River, Belize. Ilka Feller/Smithsonian
Category: Climate,Marine/Coastal

Guardian of the Mangroves As we ready for wheels up on our 25th year flying donated missions over Mesoamerica, LightHawk takes a look at how Smithsonian scientist Ilka "Candy" Feller uses flight to see mangroves in a new... »