Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.
Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
By the Numbers
We impact conservation in 79 countries and territories.
We operate more than 100 marine conservation projects.
We have more than 400 scientists on staff.
We have protected more than 125 million acres of land.
Our mission demands that we do everything in our power to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Our science shows us that we can. From our historic work in land acquisition to our cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly evolving so that we can take on the world’s most important challenges.