Where We Work



The Nature Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends in 72 countries around the world.

We work with local governments, communities, and partner organizations in sharing our science-based and collaborative methods to ensure each region’s needs—for people and for nature—are best met.


Learn how The Nature Conservancy works on this ancient continent in seven countries—Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Seychelles, and South Africa—and see how working in Africa has taught new lessons to the Conservancy.


From the grasslands of Northern Australia to the biodiversity-rich Gondwana Link, the Conservancy is working with partners—and combining traditional knowledge with cutting-edge science—to protect the Land Down Under's most endangered natural resources.

Asia and the Pacific Islands

From supporting local communities who are working to conserve their natural resources in Micronesia, to researching with partners how climate change is affecting a sacred glacier in China, we are working to protect the myriad of species and habitats—and the communities that depend on them—in this diverse region.


Learn how The Nature Conservancy is working with local governments, partners and communities to create a network of marine parks across the Caribbean—nearly tripling the current amount of protected ecosystems in this region—as well as how our conservation science helped first responders into Haiti after the devastating Earthquake in early 2010.

Central America

The Nature Conservancy is working in six countries in Central America to preserve an incredible diversity of plants, animals and habitats for future generations – by using innovative and collaborative methods.

North America

From Canada to Mexico, California to Maine, The Nature Conservancy has a history of success in protecting nature to preserve life for future generations. We work to protect livelihoods and natural treasures in a place that represents almost 15 percent of the Earth’s total land area.

South America

Learn how the The Nature Conservancy is working to preserve some of the world’s most endangered forests and grasslands habitat—from the Atlantic Forest to the Cerrado—by protecting them from threats like invasive species, habitat loss and climate change.


The Nature Conservancy is developing partnerships with governments and organizations based in Europe and is focusing on sustainable development, climate change and strengthening public policy to catalyze conservation.