The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

What We Do

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:

  • We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of riversworldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
  • We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work.
  • We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.

Why We're Successful

It's who we are and how we work that has made the Conservancy so successful — and makes us optimistic that we can expand that great conservation work to meet the challenges ahead:

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Children of the Sao Felix community in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). www.cifor.org

Conservation Organizations Need to Consider Adaptive Capacity

This article discusses why adaptive capacity assessment represents a critical tool supporting conservation planning and management. It also evaluates key factors guiding conservation NGOs.

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Rios del Paramo al Valle

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Mangroves for coastal defence

This practical guidebook summarises the findings of three technical reviews on mangroves and provides practical management recommendations to coastal zone managers and policymakers.

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The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

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Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments

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Adapting to A Changing Climate: Guide to Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) and Management Planning

This guide is designed for practitioners working within and with local governments and communities that normally facilitate capacity development at the community or local level.

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Small Islands and Climate Change

Promoting an understanding of the vulnerabilities and resilience of islands not only among SIDS but also among countries with islands.

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Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation (GICBA)

Collective learning on Community Based Adaptation

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Members

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Hernando Cabral Perdomo

Ecosystem based adaptation coordinator. at TNC
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James Hardcastle

Senior Policy Advisor at TNC