Annual Report 2009

Conservation by the Numbers

The impressive numbers below highlight some of the Conservancy’s biggest accomplishments from the past year, but those numbers can’t tell the whole story. To find out the stories behind the data and learn more about how we connect conservation efforts around the world, dive into our Annual Report.


Conservation transactions completed by the Conservancy in fiscal 2009.


Number of people whose livelihoods will be improved by the Coral Triangle Initiative, launched with the help of the Conservancy this year.


Acres acquired by the Conservancy at Shasta Big Springs Ranch in northern California, which will help protect one of the most productive salmon streams in the state.


The number (in U.S. dollars) the Norwegian government gave to the Conservancy’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in Indonesia and Brazil.


The estimated amount of conservation funding over the next 25 years Minnesota voters created by increasing the sales tax through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, a campaign for which the Conservancy was instrumental.

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Stars awarded to the Conservancy (highest possible) by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator.


Acres purchased by the Conservancy in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and donated to indigenous communities to expand their ancestral territory.


Amount of marine and coastal habitat that eight Caribbean nations have committed to protect through the Conservancy-supported Caribbean Challenge by 2020.


Percentage of oyster reefs that have been lost worldwide, according to the Conservancy's Shellfish Reefs at Risk, the first-ever comprehensive global report on the state of shellfish.


Acres in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, for which the Conservancy led a successful fundraising campaign in support of historic land-use agreements.


Number of hours a day Kenya’s Nolmekiji Lenkilili spent hauling water before her community built a new gravity-fed reservoir with support from Conservancy partner Northern Rangelands Trust.


Square miles of floodplain forest that will be reconnected to the Ouachita River in Louisiana, making it the largest restoration project ever in the Mississippi River Basin.


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