Delighted to hear of this Internet Archive project, one which excerpts images from digitized books & posts them to Flickr with surrounding text. I've used the scanned books at Google for clip art for a while now: it's nice to have some assistance in finding the images.
The Mission Blue project wants to set aside 20% of the oceans as preserves. E.O. Wilson apparently thinks that's thinking small. He is proposing 50%, Half Earth, be set aside. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-world-really-set-aside-half-planet-wildlife-180952379/?no-ist
I love the idea of working wild landscapes, of corridors of parks from that article.
And i would love to roam through longleaf pine woodlands. I've driven through them and admired them from the car window.
This is also posted at http://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/523058.html .