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What We Do

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 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
    -We work in all 50 states and more than 30 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.

Join Us

We address the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale. Today, more of our natural world is at risk than ever before. So our work is crucial to keep vital habitats and unique species from being lost forever.

But we can’t achieve the large-scale conservation victories necessary without the support and involvement of those who share our passion for preserving our last great places.

There are many ways to support the work of The Nature Conservancy. With so much at stake, we hope you will get involved now:

Become a member
Give a gift membership
Join Friends of The Nature Conservancy
Or Adopt an Acre, Adopt a Coral Reef or Plant a Billion Trees

If you have a question about the Conservancy, please call us at (800) 628-6860 or contact us for more information.

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