What We Do

Our Priorities

Solving Our Planet’s Biggest Challenges

Canyon Lake Dam, Canyon Lake Texas
The Edge - Phil Lewis Canyon Lake Dam, Canyon Lake Texas © Phil Lewis

A Future Where People and Nature Thrive

The planet is at a crossroads. The actions we take together right now are important to protecting the natural world we rely on today—and for setting us on the path to a more hopeful, sustainable future. The Nature Conservancy is taking on the planet’s biggest, most important challenges by focusing on priorities that science shows are the most urgent and where our innovation and expertise can be game changers.

  • East Kalimantan, India

    Tackle Climate Change

    Global temperatures have sharply risen over the last century, and it is clear that swift, bold action is required to avoid the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Explore

  • Aerial view of the Holmes River, British Columbia

    Protect Land and Water

    We have helped protect more than 119 million acres of land, countless miles of rivers and streams and the world’s largest oceans. And we plan to protect more by 2025. Explore

  • Picking tea leaves in Kenya

    Provide Food and Water Sustainably

    Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met. Explore

  • New York City Skyline

    Build Healthy Cities

    By 2050, two-thirds of people will live in cities. Thoughtful planning, smart growth and nature can generate benefits for communities, for people’s health and for the economy. Explore

Western Grey Kangaroo near the CCB Wetland System
Western Grey Kangaroo near the Western Grey Kangaroo near the CCB Wetland System © Andrew Peacock/TNC

What We Do

We must make the right choices today—time is running out. The Nature Conservancy is taking on these urgent challenges, and we need the passion and energy of committed people around the world to help.