The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:

We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We are impacting conservation in 69 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we’re responding.

Why We’re Successful

It’s who we are and how we work that has made the Conservancy so successful — and makes us optimistic that we can expand that great conservation work to meet the challenges ahead:

Everything we do is rooted in good science — aided by our hundreds of staff scientists. Dive deeper into our science.

We pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges. Learn why we’re so effective.

We partner with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits. Learn more about our partnerships.

We have the support of more than 1 million members who enable us to continue working on a scale that matters and implement solutions that endure. Find out how you can support our work.

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