The precision and efficiency of dogs' noses has been put to terrific use in conservation and research effort on a diverse array of threatened and endangered species. These dogs are trained by Conservation Canines to detect scat from particular animals, and then the DNA is analyzed to determine species, sex, even individual identities. The ideal dog for this program usually is found at the local animal shelter; these dogs are obsessive and extremely high-energy, aming them difficult to maintain as a family pet. Washington State, USA.

Primary Causes

Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washingtonconservation biology

Conservation Internationalconservation internationalEarthjusticeearthjustice

National Parks Conservation Associationnpca-logo-test

Natural Resources Defense Councillogo-nrdc

The Nature Conservancylogo-nature-notaglineRainforest AllianceRainforestAlliance

Washington Wild  Washington Wild

International League of Conservation Photographers  logo_ilcp_header_v5_1


A herd of caribou bulls seeks the cooling relief of large snow patches where warble flies and mosquitoes seem to be less bothersome.
Wildlife & The Environment

Alaska Center for Environment
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Africat Foundation
American Rivers
Carolina Tiger Rescue
EarthShare of Washington
African Wildlife Foundation
Friends of Conservation
International Snow Leopard Trust
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Conservation Northwest
Keystone Conservation / Predator Conservation Alliance
Reid Park Zoo
Sacramento Zoological Society
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Audubon Society
Sierra Club
Sierra Club Cascade Chapter
Tacoma Nature Center
IUCN-The World Conservation Union
Washington Toxics Coalition
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Whatcom Land Trust
Washington Environmental Council
Washington National Parks Fund
Washington Wild / Washington Wilderness Coalition
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wildize Foundation
Woodland Park Zoo
Explorers Club
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project

Photographer, Namib Desert, Namibia


ASMP Legal Fund
Heard Museum Photo Contest
International Conservation Photography Awards
International League of Conservation Photographers
Metroparks Toledo Area / National Center for Nature Photography
North American Nature Photographers Association

I’ve always been fascinated by ancient petroglyphs and pictographs. In this image photographed in Australia’s Arnhem Land an enormous panel of pictographs reflect the work of multiple artists spanning thousands of years.

 The Arts

Art With Heart
Arts West
Coupeville Arts Center / Pacific Northwest Art School 
Photographic Center NW 
Urban Art Works



Alliance for Education
Perot Museum of Nature and Science / Dallas Museum of Natural History
Ecosystems Scholarship Fund
Hope Lutheran Church & School
History House
King County Library
Klondike Gold Rush National Park 
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Mavin Foundation
Museum of Science, Boston
NANPA Student Scholarship Program
The Open Window School
Pacific Crest Outward Bound
Pacific Northern Academy
Room To Read
Ryther Child Center League
Rocky Mountain PBS
Seattle Preparatory School
Sierra Club / Inner City Outings
Youth in Focus
Washington Bikes / Bicycle Alliance Of Washington
Cascade Harvest Coalition
Human Rights Campaign
United Way
Washington Conservation Voters

Vegetables at market, Hanoi, Vietnam


American Cancer Society
The McGaw Foundation
Seattle Children’s
Evergreen Chapter Scleroderma Foundation
Gambia Health Education Liaison Project
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
National Kidney Foundation
Seattle King County Dental Foundation
Swedish Medical Center Foundation / Celebrate Swedish
United Friends Group Homes
Footloose Sailing Association