Sustaining the world’s land resources is where The Nature Conservancy’s story began. It is our legacy and our future. Today, we are guided by our vision to conserve land at an unprecedented scale — for the benefit of people, wildlife, and our climate.
Our mission — to transform how land is developed, used and conserved — has never been more urgent. As the global population increases, a doubling of demand for food, fiber and fuel will weigh upon our forests, our grasslands, our wetlands — on all our natural resources.
Under these circumstances, doing less is not an option. At the Conservancy, we are doing more to protect critically important habitats, to transform how we use working lands, and to inspire better land-use practices in the geographies that are facing the most pressure for development.
See our latest thinking on pressing challenges facing people and land around the world.
Land conservation is at the heart of our agenda. Learn about how we’re working to transform land use and developing new solutions.
Get to know our leaders and their work to secure a sustainable future — conserving land at an unprecedented scale throughout the world. Meet our leaders.
Backed by our science, we envision a world where people and nature thrive together. View our latest reports and tools to learn about solutions that will help us get there.
Joseph Kiesecker, Lead Scientist, Lands, defines sustainability at a local and global perspective. Read more.
To meet the growing demand for food while strengthening the health of our communities, land, water and climate, we need to support innovation in soil health. Read more.
Nature itself is one of the largest pieces of the climate solution puzzle, and can help us achieve more than 30% of the world's climate goals. Learn more.
Read about how nature-based solutions are an essential piece of the climate puzzle. And nature's time is now.
Stay informed about the latest in forest carbon on Cool Green Science.
New technologies and old fashioned energy conservation can help avoid energy sprawl. Learn more.
To achieve sustainable development, there is an urgent need to move toward landscape-scale planning. Read more.
See the latest on transforming how the world uses and develops land.
Our new report looks at how society can make different choices about we how use our lands—using science to inform where development and conservation can work in harmony to help our lands do more. Read the report.
What will the world be like in 2050? This three-minute film explores the intersection of conservation and development through the eyes of a child. Watch now.
The land sector has the potential to deliver at least 30% of the climate solution but attracted only 0.1% of the COP21 media coverage. Time to rediscover the forgotten climate solution.
Learn how restoring soil health may not be the most glamorous idea, but it has the potential to be revolutionary—paying big dividends for agriculture and the environment.
A first-of-its-kind study identifies the most at-risk regions worldwide for habitat conversion. Read more.
Dig deeper into The Nature Conservancy's global land conservation work. Read our latest blog posts and explore engaging stories, videos, photos, and more.