The Nature Conservancy's conservation initiatives in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
East Kalimantan, Indonesia The Nature Conservancy's conservation initiatives in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. © Nick Hall

Our Priorities

Tackle Climate Change

Climate change isn’t a distant threat—it is happening now. The past three years were hotter than any other time in recorded history.

The impacts of climate change include more extreme weather and natural disasters, chronic droughts & economic instability. We’re focusing on innovative, science-based solutions that match the urgency of this crisis, such as restoring forests from Brazil to Indonesia and working to ensure a clean energy future. Together with supporters like you, we can halt the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

How We're Tackling Climate Change

  • Seedlings grow at a large, state-owned, tree nursery near the city of Guarapuava, Parana state, Brazil.

    Nature Based Solutions

    We’re planting trees, which have enormous potential to store carbon dioxide. Better forest management can be as effective as if we stopped burning oil. Learn about Carbon Capture.

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park looking towards Manhattan.

    Inspiring Conservation

    We encourage people to talk more frequently and constructively about global warming so we can build a stronger common ground to halt climate change. Learn what you can do.

  • The Nature Conservancy's deforestation initiatives in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    Working with Governments

    We work with government leaders around the world to set aggressive goals for climate solutions that create jobs, protect people and cut pollution. Learn how we impact policy.

  • Nealla Frederick, TNC's Eastern Caribbean Conservation Planner, holds a young red mangrove shoot during a mangrove restoration project.

    Building Resilience

    We’re helping the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change by restoring habitats, such as mangroves that reduce the impact of severe storms. Learn about Natural Climate Solutions.

Kosrae island, Micronesia
Kosrae island, Micronesia A view of the coastline at sunset near the village of Utwe on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. © Nick Hall
A view of the coastline at sunset near the village of Utwe on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. On the island of Kosrae in Micronesia
Kosrae Coastline A view of the coastline at sunset near the village of Utwe on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. On the island of Kosrae in Micronesia © Nick Hall
Salley Jewell Portrait of Interim CEO, Sally Jewell, in Seattle, Washington. June, 2019. © Aaron Huey

Profile in Leadership

About Our Interim CEO

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Discover our other priorities and find ways you can help transform the future of the world.

In addition to tackling climate change, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most pressing challenges.