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2011 Year in Review

Effective conservation took many forms this year.  From working to restore oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico to playing a critical role in the formation of China’s national conservation plan, The Nature Conservancy worked to advance conservation all around the world.

The 10 accomplishments featured here are just a small sample of the more than 600 projects and transactions undertaken by the Conservancy with countless partners, supporters and dedicated volunteers in fiscal 2011. 

Your support has helped us make great strides in conservation all around the world, including in places such as:

  • Costa Rica, where the Conservancy’s technical studies led to the addition of 2 million acres to its Cocos Island National Park, creating the country’s largest marine protected area.
  • Kenya, where we joined forces with local partners to restore a traditional elephant migration route that had been obstructed by agricultural fences and roads.
  • Minnesota, where the Conservancy worked with a strong coalition of hunters, anglers, business leaders and conservationists to conserve more than 189,000 acres of Minnesota’s northern forests largely located in the watershed of the Upper Mississippi River, which provides drinking water to millions of people.

Our greatest hope is that these achievements help leave a more sustainable world for future generations. We invite you to read our 2011 Annual Report and explore eight stories about how our work has touched many different “generations.” 

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