Leading the Way for Conservation
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—the protection of land, water and biodiversity—to tackle the planet's toughest environmental challenges. From coral reef resilience to fire ecology, from energy siting to how nature can improve livelihoods, our science work constantly pushes the practice of conservation forward.
Learn more about our science leadership through the features below.
Tools & Resources
With this cool tool, you can access current data and visualize climate change impacts where you live.
No one has ever tried to compile everything known about nature on Planet Earth — until now.
How did scientist Andy Jarvis come up with a cutting-edge way to measure how much humans are degrading nature?
How We Work
For two decades, The Nature Conservancy’s work has been guided by a framework we call Conservation by Design.
Identifying the conservation strategies that can make the most difference to people. Learn more
We’ve developed a science-based approach for balancing the needs of people and nature. About it
Can we quantify the benefits nature gives us—not just aesthetic, but tangible? Find out
Applying proven conservation methods and testing new approaches to help people respond to the impacts of climate change. More
We're tackling the problem of coral bleaching from a new angle. See how
The world's most threatened marine habitat isn't coral reefs or mangroves. Learn more
Better integrating women into conservation projects could increase the benefits to people. Learn how
Many habitats benefit from fire, but human intervention has altered these natural fire patterns. Learn more
Can conservation improve people's lives? Conservancy scientists are finding out. Learn more
Our conservation is smart—but how could it get even smarter? Find out
Conservation faces a moment where the need to be able to bring world class economics to problems on a rapid time scale is paramount.