Nature is the very foundation of our communities, our cultures and our economies. Forests, grasslands, rivers, reefs and other ecosystems provide an irreplaceable array of benefits and services to people: water, food, energy, resources for livelihoods and industry, and natural defenses against floods and storms.
Preserving these benefits – our natural capital – is fundamental to achieving equitable and stable economic growth. With world population expected to grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, we must make wise choices about how we grow.
Drawing from six decades of experience, The Nature Conservancy equips leaders with science, practical approaches and innovative financing tools to use natural resources more sustainably and preserve lands and waters on which all life depends.
Our unwavering commitment to collaboration enables us to bring people together to find shared solutions to shared challenges, working with all who rely on – and have an impact on – nature.
Thanks to our supporters, we are helping leaders build a healthier, more prosperous world today and into the future.
The Conservancy provides science-guided counsel to help government leaders make wise choices about the use of nature and natural resources.
The Conservancy is increasingly reaching out to the private sector, helping businesses incorporate nature’s services into their business plans as they work to meet the needs of society.
Hear from leaders who believe that investing in nature is essential for the health of people, communities, businesses and entire economies.