The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

Our Mission

To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Our Approach

We have developed a strategic, science-based planning process that allows us to achieve meaningful, lasting conservation results. Called Conservation by Design, this process helps us identify the highest-priority places -- landscapes and seascapes that, if conserved, promise to ensure biodiversity over the long term. The Conservancy sets these priorities in two ways: through global major habitat type assessments and through  .

Worldwide, there will be thousands of these precious places. Taken together, they form something extraordinary: a vision of conservation success and a roadmap for getting there. By protecting and managing these last great places over the long term, we can secure the future of the natural world.

Our Conservation Priorities

The Nature Conservancy has seven priority conservation initiatives to address the principal threats to conservation at the sites where we work, focusing on:

  • Fire
  • Climate Change
  • Freshwater
  • Marine
  • Invasive Species
  • Protected Areas
  • Forests

Featured Projects

  • The Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Priorities

    The Nature Conservancy and its partners establish conservation priorities as part of a ranking process that assesses global habitats and identifies high-priority ecological regions. These analyses develop and disseminate finer-scale data on a variety of measures -- the distribution and status of biodiversity, the habitat condition, current and future threats, and important sociopolitical conditions influencing regional conservation success.

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Quick Facts

The Nature Conservancy - Worldwide Office
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 841-5300

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