The Nature Conservancy
Who We Are
Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners.
Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
Follow the Science
- Tackle Climate Change – Global temperatures have sharply risen over the last century, and it is clear that swift, bold action is required to avoid the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Explore
- Protect Land and Water – We have helped protect more than 119 million acres of land, countless miles of rivers and streams and the world’s largest oceans. And we plan to protect more by 2025. Explore
Provide Food and Water Sustainably – Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met. Explore
Build Healthy Cities – By 2050, two-thirds of people will live in cities. Thoughtful planning, smart growth and nature can generate benefits for communities, for people’s health and for the economy. Explore
Accountable and Transparent
We carry out our work with a deep commitment to accountability and transparency. We want you and every member of the public to know as much as possible about how The Nature Conservancy operates and how carefully and effectively we use your donations. As a leading global charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our members, the public and all creatures that have a stake in the preservation of the world’s natural resources. And we seek to make use of every dollar donated with careful attention to effectiveness and efficiency. Our strong performance is reflected in the fact that The Nature Conservancy is highly rated by charity watchdog organizations.
Board of Directors
To view The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors click here.