Oceans and Coasts

How We Work

The Nature Conservancy is the only conservation organization working on marine issues in all U.S. coastal states and territories and internationally, in more than 30 countries. We work in coastal and offshore waters — the part of the ocean where conservation can make the biggest difference.

We keep marine habitats healthy and bring degraded ones back to life using practical, lasting solutions. By partnering with key stakeholders — local communities, fishers, businesses, governments, and other non-profits — we invest in the right places to produce tangible results.

We have the ability to reach far, both geographically and politically, applying 60 years of experience in land conservation to the ocean. Using our understanding of science and policy, we turn theories and concepts into real solutions and tangible results in the water.

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Ocean of Benefits

Oceans provide a host of benefits, as illustrated in this gallery of photos of our amazing oceans. 


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