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Conservation Science: How the Conservancy Leads with Science

The Nature Conservancy's work is deeply rooted in science. This is because scientists look for data and solutions that are not always obvious, and they don't confine themselves to conventional paths. Our science is intensely pragmatic, and our scientists push as fast as possible towards real-world actions. For example, given the necessity and reality of additional oil and gas exploration, Conservancy scientists are working with industry partners to steer energy development away from the most vulnerable and biologically precious sites. At the Conservancy, conservation science translates into action.

Cool Green Science

This is the conservation science blog of The Nature Conservancy. We have 600 staff with advanced degrees, and they publish more than 200 peer-reviewed articles annually in all 59 states and 36 countries. Our scientists pursue the latest conservation research to make the most difference for people and nature. This blog will give you the latest research conducted by our scientists around the globe, commentary from our scientists, natural history notes from our projects and preserves as well as ways you can help conservation by participating in citizen science activities. For a blog on Conservancy news and green living, check out Conservancy Talk.

Signature Science: Our Unique Approach to Protecting Nature

The Nature Conservancy scientists are eager to make a difference in the real world. That’s why the Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation science organization: our scientists are thought leaders who consistently strive to break new scientific ground. Our signature scientific work embodies this leadership, going beyond the traditional scope of conservation – going beyond the protection of land, water and biodiversity – to tackle the planet’s toughest environmental challenges. From coral reed resilience to fire ecology, from energy siting to how nature can improve livelihoods, our science work constantly pushes the practice of conservation forward.

Nature Works Everywhere

Nature Works Everywhere has been created to help students learn the science behind how nature works- and how we can help keep it running strong. It gives students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Nature Conservancy Scientists- interactive games, and interactive lesson plans that align to the standards and can be customized for each classroom.

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