The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
They address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
• They've protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and they operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
• They work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.
• They address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.
Why They're Successful:
• Everything they do is rooted in good science — aided by their hundreds of staff scientists.
• They pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges.
• They partner with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits.
• They have the support of more than 1 million members who enable them to continue working on a scale that matters and implement solutions that endure.
Where The Nature Conservancy Works:Africa:Kenya
• Northern Rangelands – Strengthening Community-driven Grasslands Conservation
• Green Belt Movement – Planting Trees to Maximize Benefits for People and Nature
• Lake Tanganyika and the Mahale Mountains – Empowering Resilient Families, Forests and Fisheries
• Western Zambia’s Kafue Ecosystem – Sharing Conservation’s Benefits with Local Communities
• Northern Coastal Mozambique – Saving Sea Life, Sustaining Livelihoods
• Northern Namibia’s Kunene Region – Protecting for the World’s Largest Free-Ranging Herd of Black Rhinos
• Northern Grasslands - Northern Australia covers more than 247 million acres — larger than California, Colorado and New Mexico combined — this is one of our planet’s last great natural areas.
• Great Western Woodlands - Located in the southwestern corner of Australia, the "mega-diverse" Great Western Woodlands comprise the world's largest remaining piece of mediterranean woodland.
Asia and the Pacific:Caribbean: Central America:North America:South America:
•Berkshire Taconic Landscape
•Eastern United States Marine
•Papua New Guinea
•U.S. /British Virgin Islands
•The Coral Triangle
•Gulf of Maine
•Gulf of Mexico
The Nature Conservancy works in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent Earth's diversity of life — by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.