Meet The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit fighting climate change and biodiversity loss through land and water conservation efforts. To achieve their goals, The Nature Conservancy works to enact science-backed solutions, inform policy decisions, and establish meaningful partnerships with local and indigenous community leaders. They have over 400 on-staff scientists, are active in over 79 countries and territories, and operate over 100 marine conservation projects. To date, The Nature Conservancy’s efforts have helped protect over 125 million acres of land.
The Nature Conservancy is working alongside partners, communities and decision-makers to conserve and restore 30% of the world’s land and water areas by 2030. To do so, they focus their efforts on influencing energy policy and supporting markets with renewable energy alternatives, protecting and restoring natural habitats so as to benefit 100 million people at risk of climate-rated emergencies, and directing their efforts towards the conservation and management of protected areas, establishing more sustainable fishing practices, influencing ocean governance, and supporting local stewards so as to conserve nearly 10 billion acres of ocean and 2 billion acres of land.
In 2022, 73% of funding went towards direct conservation programs and the purchase of land and easements to protect biodiverse regions double from the previous year. Going forward, The Nature Conservancy hopes to expand its investment in conservation activities and establish more innovative funding strategies.