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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Count me in as someone who was ready to contribute, until I saw the Director's annual compensation. Are they kidding? I am glad this website reveals this information, it is very informative. Paying someone more than 200K to head a CHARITY is unconsionable.

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5 Jerry17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Like others who have commented, I was going to donate to Nature Conservancy until I saw the CEO's salary. He likely gets expenses like dinners at fine restaurants to lobby Congress, etc. paid for. I'll donate elsewhere this year.

Review from CharityNavigator

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

I support the work of the Nature Conservancy but cannot support an organization that pays its director almost half a million dollars every year (plus who knows what else). This is way above salaries for the Washington DC area and way way above salaries for non-profit organizations. Surely he could manage on half that salary and use the remaining money for land preservation and conservation!

Review from CharityNavigator

1 Kathleen35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Very informative, interesting articles that encompass the entire ecosystem. The focus includes all parts of the earth, forests, oceans and wildlife; and there are many articles that show how projects are underway to positively help improve a part of nature that is in trouble. Also the articles include excellent photography that encourages an appreciation for the natural world and wildlife! I like this group for nomination.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is no greater service to the Earth than the preservation of our natural resources. Once we have lost the wilderness and wildlife that the Nature Conservancy helps to protect, we will not be able to regain them. As a nation and a species we cannot survive the loss of these resources without irrevocably changing, and I doubt that it will be for the better. The Conservancy is remarkable in the effectiveness and the importance of the work that they undertake.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Nature Conservacy keeps us up to date with how improvements are made and can be made to look after our beautiful World and Protect all its Enviroment!!! So proud to have joined them on twitter and will always follow!!! Well done!!! Keep up,the good work guys!!!!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Others have complained about the Director's pay at $300,000 dollars; that's why I stopped contributing last year. Now it's $482,632. This is a charity, folks! Given how many of the well-known charities are giving their management outrageous amounts, I'm guessing it's for the same reason as Wall Street....they're all on each other's boards and give each other approval for that sort of thing. This is the way I'm sending the message....hope enough people do that they listen.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

So their rating is 3 stars and they have raised the CEO salary from ~$320,000 to ~$360,000? Why would I want to donate to this group? I used to but this is not fiscally responsible. Sorry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TNC has consistently operated and worked toward its mission over many years. Check it out and if its goals match yours, then join and help become a steward of the earth.

Review from Guidestar