The Nature Conservancy
Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends
Every acre we protect and every river mile we restore begins with you. Your support helps us take on the dual threats of climate change and biodiversity loss across 70+ countries and territories.
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Our Goals for 2030
We’re racing to hit these targets to help the world reverse climate change and biodiversity loss. Together, we find the paths to make change possible.View Our Priorities
Avoid or sequester 3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually—the same as taking 650 million cars off the road every year.
Help 100 million people at severe risk of climate-related emergencies by safeguarding habitats that protect communities.
Conserve 650 million hectares—a land area twice the size of India—of biodiverse habitats such as forests, grasslands and desert.
Conserve 4 billion hectares of marine habitat—more than 10% of the world’s oceans—through protected areas, sustainable fishing and more.
Conserve 1 million kilometers of rivers—enough to stretch 25 times around the globe—plus 30 million hectares of lakes and wetlands.
Support the leadership of 45 million people from Indigenous and local communities in stewarding their environment and securing rights.
Nature Conservancy Magazine
The National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy are remaking the stereotypical internship experience to better equip young adults from underrepresented communities with the tools they need to become conservation leaders.
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Dive into your local chapter and explore what The Nature Conservancy has been doing in your community.