The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.
Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.
Our Ambitious Mission
Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
By the Numbers
We impact conservation in 79 countries and territories.
We operate more than 100 marine conservation projects.
We have more than 400 scientists on staff.
We have protected more than 125 million acres of land.
Meet the experts, scientists, leadership and staff that embody The Nature Conservancy's spirit of innovation and drive to deliver tangible lasting results for both people & nature.Meet Our People
An Organization You Can Trust
As a leading global charity, we put every dollar donated to work efficiently and effectively to make the greatest impact possible for conservation.Our Accountability Rating
A Marine Protected Area the Size of Great Britain
We led a ground-breaking deal that protects nearly 160,000 square miles of ocean off of Seychelles while helping the small island nation pay off its debt and make important climate change adaptations. Explore More
Working at the Nexus of Nature and Medicine
We worked with health researchers and community organizers in Louisville, KY to launch a first-of-its-kind medical study on how planting more trees in cities positively affects residents' health. Explore More
Protecting an Ancient Temperate Rainforest
We brokered a milestone agreement securing the long-term protection and sustainable management of 9 million acres of the ancient Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. Explore More
Using Tech to Map Coral Even Better
We used high-tech planes and satellites to create the highest-ever resolution maps of the Caribbean's coral reefs in order to ensure the protection of these important ecosystems. Explore More
Helping Mongolia Conserve its Grasslands
We’ve used our science to help the Mongolian Government protect 26 million acres of pristine grassland over the past 10 years. We continue to work with the government on a plan for 120 million acres. Explore More
Stand With Us
Our mission demands that we do everything in our power to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Our science shows us that we can. From our historic work in land acquisition to our cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly evolving so that we can take on the world’s most important challenges.