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Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York © Kevin Arnold

About Us

Who We Are

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Collaborative, Science-Based and Innovative

From our historic work in land acquisition to cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. 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.

Our Challenge: Learn how The Nature Conservancy works to balance the needs of a growing population with those of nature.

The power to protect nature is in your hands.

The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your generous support will put the best conservation science into action right now.

Tallgrass Prairie
Tallgrass Prairie Tallgrass Prairie © Harvey Payne

The Nature Conservancy is known for our pragmatic, inclusive style. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve built. But we need even more people on our side to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.

President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Strength In Numbers

We rely on diverse voices and dedicated supporters to achieve unparalleled results.

Our History

It is who we are and how we work that has brought more than 65 years of tangible lasting results. Dive into our beginnings and understand how we've evolved to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges for both people and nature.