pelican on a beach at sunset
Australian Pelican Point Peron, Western Australia © Katherine Barclay

What We Do

Our Priorities

Solving Our Planet’s Biggest Challenges

A Future Where People and Nature Thrive Together

Our planet is at a crossroads. The actions we take together 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. TNC is taking on the planet’s biggest, most important environmental challenges by focusing on priorities that science shows are the most urgent and where our innovation and expertise can be game changers.

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    Tackle Climate Change

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

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    Protect Land and Water

    We have helped protect millions of hectares of land, countless kilometres of rivers and the world’s largest oceans. And we plan to protect more by 2025.  Explore

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    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

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    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

Red Kangaroo near the CCB Wetland System
Red Kangaroo Not all Red Kangaroos are actually red. Like this one, sometimes they are grey. © 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