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Why Give to The Nature Conservancy

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Laohegou Nature Reserve, China Laohegou Nature Reserve, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China © Nick Hall

Why Donate to The Nature Conservancy?

Do your part to create a more sustainable future for our planet. Donate today and you’ll be a member, funding urgent direct conservation and advocacy. The power to protect and restore nature—now and for the next generation—is in your hands.

By the Numbers

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    We impact conservation in over 70 countries and territories.

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    We operate more than 100 marine conservation projects.

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    We have more than 400 scientists on staff.

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    We have protected more than 125 million acres of land.

What Your Donation Supports

When you donate, you play a direct role in our critical, on-the-ground conservation and effective advocacy work. Here are just a few examples of the kind of important wins your support makes possible:

  • Planting Trees to Tackle Climate Change

    In West Virginia alone, we’re planting more than 400,000 native trees that help capture carbon. It’s part of our larger goal here to protect at least 100,000 acres of Appalachian forests—twice the size of Acadia National Park—in the next few years.

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    Conserving Wildlife

    We expanded our 20 years of bison conservation, spanning 12 TNC preserves across North America, into a new bison program at Great Sand Dunes National Park through a partnership with the National Park Service.

  • Restoring Reefs

    We’re partnering with shellfish growers hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to buy their oysters and rebuild imperiled shellfish reefs. 5 million oysters will help rebuild reefs at 20 restoration sites in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Washington.

Why donate? Our members’ own words say it best:

  • "Your mission is my mission. Thank you for the work you do to protect and promote our planet." – Maureen, FL
  • "I care about the natural world. The survival of all life depends on it!" – Randi, CA 
  • "The Nature Conservancy does great work in saving important lands for conservation." – Larry, IA
  • "There is only one Earth. And once our wild places are gone, they are gone forever."– Paul, MA