Globally, only 5% 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.
We won’t survive without clean water and land. We also need healthy, diverse oceans for fishing, working & playing. We have helped protect more than 119 million acres (48 million hectares) of land, conserve thousands of river miles & develop more than 100 marine projects. Working with governments, corporations, local partners & you, we can protect more nature between today & 2025 than we have in our history.
How We Protect Land & 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
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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.