The Nature Conservancy

A nonprofit organization

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The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners.

What We Do

Tackle Climate Change

Global temperatures have sharply risen over the last century, and it is clear that swift, bold action is required to avoid the increasingly severe impacts of climate change.

Protect Land and Water

We have helped protect more than 119 million acres of land, countless miles of rivers and streams and the world’s largest oceans. And we plan to protect more by 2025.

Provide Food and Water Sustainably

Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met.

How We Work

The Nature Conservancy is tackling some of the toughest problems facing people and nature today, replicating good ideas to save many places and improve people’s lives. We are grounded by local experience and leverage our science, real-world solutions and partnerships to influence global decision-making.

Evidence-Based Science

Science, the foundation of our work, is solving conservation’s biggest challenges. Recently, our scientists proved we can create a world where people & nature thrive if we act now.

Driving Policy

We use a practical, nonpartisan approach to show policymakers across the political spectrum how nature can provide effective solutions to major challenges like climate change.

Working With Companies

The private sector has a significant impact on our climate & our natural resources. That’s why we're applying our science & expertise to help businesses make better decisions.

Partnering with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Lasting conservation must actively involve the people linked to the natural systems we seek to protect, and their voices must be at the center of what we do. We are continually learning and growing in how we show up as an authentic, ethical partner.

Technology & Innovation

We must work smarter to achieve our conservation goals. New technologies & collaborations with private startups allow us to leverage the power of disruption to conserve faster.

Finance & Investing

By catalyzing more investment in nature's services, we can unlock new sources of capital that allow us to scale up our work far beyond what traditional funding can do alone.

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The Nature Conservancy

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Environment Animals Community


1101 W River Pkwy Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415


612 331 0700

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