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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

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.

Programs: In today's world, everything is connected. And that is the crux of how we get conservation done. We build on our work at particular sites, taking successful ideas and growing them into coordinated strategies across many places and countries. We integrate our efforts so that policy, funding, training and science all work together.We look at the big picture, taking a global view of the Earth's habitats -- forests, oceans and estuaries, lakes, deserts and grasslands -- and the major threats to those habitats, such as climate change, habitat fragmentation, and invasive species. Yet we are grounded in the places we aim to conserve. In each place we work, our local staffs and partners tailor conservation actions to reflect an area's unique natural, cultural and economic conditions. We take an integrated, ecosystem-based approach that crosses political boundaries. We depend on local partners and stakeholders to identify, support and help implement realistic conservation solutions.By linking our on-the-ground, in-the-water efforts with our global priorities and strategies, The Nature Conservancy creates conservation results built to last.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I had considered past financial donations to , in addition to my previous years of volunteerism and service to assist their paid staffers. After being hounded by them for financial support and subsequently, affter being repeatedly denied full and fair consideration and due process while applying to MANY jobs that I qualified for, I have decided that this organization is NO longer at all worthy of my volunteerism, let alone any financial support, as they continued to deny me full or fair consideration for jobs! Way to go, TNC, including TNC in Northeast region! It seems or appears to yours truly that TNC, its management, including HR and its project leaders and supervisors are ethically and morally bankrupt, or nearly so, and less than grateful or appreciative of ones volunteerism work. All sad and very shameful and pretty woeful too! I'd steer clear of this organization for any contributions and donations. It needs serious top to bottom review, scrutiny and reforms!
Shame on TNC management and its various state chapters. Shame, shame, shame!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering for this organization when I learned, much to my surprise, that there was a preserve only a few miles from my back door. I was immediately smitten and, as I visited each preserve in northeast Ohio in turn, became even more impressed. More than 10 years and almost 5000 volunteer hours have passed. I'm the volunteer crew chief at my local preserve and still can't get enough! The more we do, the more beautiful the preserves become!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nature Conservancy is a top notch organization that hes been engineering innovative methods and solutions for protecting natural areas all over the planet for decades. I have been a member and supporter and online activist for the Conservancy for decades as well, and am proud to have volunteered in Florida at the Wilderness preserve. The Conservancy has been a leader in conservation and been the Gold Standard that many other environmental organizations strive to replicate.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member and supporter of The Nature Conservancy for over 25 years, and have had the privilege of volunteering at one of their preserves. The Conservancy has grown and adapted it's mission as times and conservation ideas have changed and evolved. The sheer scope of the national and worldwide conservation initiatives that the Conservancy has instituted and supported is nothing short of astounding. On the list of the conservacy's successes is a roster of earthly places simple and the sublime. I have never seen an organization do more to preserve nature and biodiversity on our planet.

Paul76

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Imagine standing in the middle of an 1100 acre mounded prairie. It's February. There's a little snow on the ground and it's drizzling. You're dressed for it and only a little cold. Last year's wildflowers are senescent, but wild strawberries are visible, and the evergreen of scotch broom stands out. You're with about a dozen like-minded friends attacking the broom with weed wrenches. There's a group of students from the local college out shooting a documentary, asking questions like, "Why are you out here?" Because I remember the place when it was old-growth broom taller than me. The Nature Conservancy got me connected with this place and the South Puget Sound prairies. It is the persistence of volunteers, fueled by the Conservancy's volunteer organisation, that has made this place a candidate for re-introduction of captive-raised endangered butterflies. That's big. That's why I'm out there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In Texas, amazing what they do. Think about how much this organization does everywhere. Of course they need professionals to run it. 120 million acres it says on their web site. That's a lot to take care of. Glad they do pay staff well. That way it really will be in good shape.