king penguins gather near grasslands and snowcapped mountains
Salisbury Plain South Georgia A King Penguin Colony on Salisbury Plain in South Georgia Island. there. Along with penguins are skua and tussock grass. This photo was entered in TNC's 2019 Photo Contest. © Marian Herz /TNC Photo Contest 2019


Social Media Community Guidelines

When interacting with other nature lovers, remember to treat each other with kindness and respect at all times.

The Nature Conservancy welcomes you to engage on our social media accounts in healthy and productive discourse about protecting nature—for everyone.

This page provides a better understanding of how to engage with TNC on social media and what you can expect from us. In short, our values guide everything we do here, and this extends to our social media communities. We ask that users treat each other with courtesy and respect at all times.

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We reserve the right to delete any comments or block users that fall outside of our values and guidelines outlined below:

Be Kind and Courteous

We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but be kind: do not personally attack your fellow commenter during a disagreement.

Refrain from Hate Speech and Bullying

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying, cursing and harassment of any kind is not allowed, and degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

tropical fish swim among sponge coral, reef fans and other coral reef species in clear blue water.
Thriving coral community A coral reef in shallow water off of the Dutch island municipality of Bonaire in the southern Caribbean. © Lorenzo Mittiga /TNC Photo Contest 2019

Stay on Topic

We welcome your feedback, provided your comments are relevant to the topic that TNC has shared.

No Promotions or Spam

Self-promotion, spam, posts for political gain and irrelevant links are not acceptable for TNC's social media channels.

Respect Everyone's Privacy

Being part of our social media community requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. Make sure you have permission from indentifiable persons' likenesses before posting.

Respect Intellectual Property

Before posting, make sure you have the right to post protected intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks and service marks.

Have Fun and Connect

TNC's social accounts give you the opportunity to connect and interact with other nature lovers. Engage and enjoy!

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We appreciate your support. You can follow TNC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.