A Record of Conservation Success
The Nature Conservancy has been able to conserve well over 120 million acres around the world over its 58-year history. And we are well-positioned to spearhead the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet.
- We are the world's largest nonprofit conservation organization — already working in 34 countries on five continents.
- We have built an expansive network of more than 1 million members and have more than $5 billion in net assets.
- We routinely partner with corporations to achieve conservation goals — including some of the largest forestland preservation deals on record.
- We influence international policy on issues from climate change to marine protected areas.
- We have helped generate $32 billion in U.S. public funding for land acquisition and other conservation measures.
- From Africa to Colombia to California, we work with communities around the world that are directly impacted by habitat destruction and climate change.
But we cannot achieve the Campaign's goals alone. The growing threats to the planet now require us to create new partnerships at all levels and with all sectors of society — from the poorest to the wealthiest, from indigenous people to multilateral organizations.
And we also need to enter new geographies and transform the scale and pace of conservation work around the world — thereby raising its importance on the global stage.
What's Required to Achieve the Goal?
We have much to achieve through the Campaign. And everyone's help is needed. The Campaign's goals are beyond what we — or any other institution — have attempted, and we cannot do it alone.
We will partner with governments, businesses, non-profits, communities and individuals. We will work with some of the world's most economically challenged communities to preserve the lands and waters that they rely upon for their daily survival. We will also work with global leaders to address borderless threats such as climate change.
Through the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet, we envision a world where:
- Natural habitats and human communities coexist, and
- Climate is stable and natural resources are renewable, plentiful and secure.
Only with your help can we work toward realizing this vision — to ensure the health and survival of the natural world that sustains us all.