Globally, only 5 percent of the natural lands at high risk of development are protected. Demands on land and water continue to increase, so we must do more, faster.
The Nature Conservancy has led the way in saving many of the most iconic landscapes on Earth. We have helped to protect more than 119 million acres of land, to conserve thousands of river miles and to develop more than 100 marine projects. Building from our past and working with governments, corporations, other partners and you, we can protect more nature between today and 2025 than we have in our history.
Key Strategies to Protect Land and Water
Protecting a Place like no Other
TNC recently purchased eight miles of Southern California coastline—24,000 acres of culturally and ecologically significant land that harbors scores of rare species.Read about this big win
Check out the latest perspectives, research and tools that inform how we protect land and waters and approach environmental challenges.Explore our Insights
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In addition to protecting land and water, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most pressing challenges.