At The Nature Conservancy, protecting nature isn’t about putting up fences around pristine places to keep people out. We’re about protecting the places and resources we depend on for the benefit of all species—plants, animals and people.
That’s why you’ll find us collaborating with fishermen in Maine to make fisheries more sustainable—and save fishing jobs.
Or partnering with indigenous communities in Australia to protect important natural areas—and ensuring that these communities continue as caretakers of the lands.
Or helping farmers use less water to irrigate their crops—saving them on energy costs and keeping more water available for natural processes that result in healthy landscapes and cleaner drinking water.
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We're helping people in northern Kenya conserve grasslands and livelihoods.
The Conservancy helped bring loggers and local villagers together to support sustainable forestry in Borneo.
An Arizona rancher makes some small changes that save millions of gallons of H2O.
See how our alternative energy and microfinance projects are improving lives in China's Yunnan Province.
With our help, local farmers are producing the first fair trade-certified cocoa in Papua New Guinea.
We're working with villagers to help them harvest açaí while protecting the Amazon.
545 volunteers helped us build a new oyster reef in Alabama that will benefit marine species and people.
A recent study demonstrates how nature conservation can help help alleviate poverty in northern Kenya.
Butch Phillips, tribal elder of the Penobscot Indian Nation, describes his people's historic connection with the river.