Back in 2007, The Nature Conservancy started something pretty ambitious. Our volunteers, donors, partners, and staff joined together and launched the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet. We set an audacious goal—to raise $1.6 billion—and to use those funds to conserve many of the most important lands and waters on Earth.
We were people from around the world, from many countries and cultures. But we had something special in common: our shared commitment to building a healthier planet and a better world.
In 2011, the 60th anniversary year for The Nature Conservancy, we completed the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet—successfully raising more than $1.7 billion, and conserving hundreds of great places for people today and for generations to come. What a tremendous way to cap 60 years of caring for the planet!
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We purchased 310,000 acres (nearly 500 square miles) of Montana wild lands for half a billion dollars.
A $57 million permanent trust now sustainably funds Costa Rica’s nationwide system of protected areas.
With New York State, we preserved 89,000 forested acres in the heart of the Adirondacks.