The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
How do we achieve our mission?
-Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 500 scientists, working in 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries.
-By combining the hands-on impact of a local nonprofit with a global reach to get things done at home and around the world.
-With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to businesses and other nonprofits.
-By using a science-based, collaborative approach to bring people together to find solutions.
That's how The Nature Conservancy has a 60-year history of conservation success that gives us an unmatched track record of protecting important natural places.
How We Work
We are committed to science. Science has deepended our understanding of nature and what is needed to conserve it. Our hundreds of staff scientists have poineered lasting conservation solutions.
Conservation by Design
For more than a decade, The Nature Conservancy's work has been guided by a framework we call Conservation by Design - a systematic approach that determines where to work, what to conserve, what strategies we should use and how effective we have been.
Working with Indigenous People
A "Commitment to People, Communities and Cultures" is a central part of The Nature Conservancy's core values. We are committed to local, on the ground involvement; we treat our partners with fairness and honesty; and we work collaboratively to develop practical conservation solutions.
The Nature Conservancy has a strong and abiding commitment to diversity in its workforce and in the people and groups with which it works. We recognize the Conservancy's mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.
Working with Companies
For decades, The Nature Conservancy has recognized that the private sector has an important role to play in advancing our conservation mission. We are applying our science, reach, expertise in conservation planning, and on-the-ground experience to help businesses make better decisions, understand the value of nature, and protect it.