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Land Conservation

Balancing the Needs of People and Nature

Finding ways for people to live sustainably on Earth is growing more urgent every year. With the world population projected to reach 9 billion by 2050, there will be even more pressure on deserts, grasslands, forests, and other natural resources to provide food, energy, transportation and housing for a growing, hungry world. These activities further stress already fragmented natural areas that are reeling from deforestation, disrupted migratory routes, environmental pollution and a rapidly changing climate.

If we don’t make changes now, future generations, regardless of where they live, may not have the opportunity to experience the same plentiful planet that we benefit from today.

Local Results, Global Community

As threats to critical lands have intensified, so have the Conservancy's effort to protect them. Through our global network of scientists and conservation experts, we are implementing comprehensive, on-the-ground projects and engaging communities, companies and governments to find solutions to some of the most pressing conservation challenges of our time.

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