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The Nature Conservancy

People, plants and animals around the world depend on healthy lands and waters for survival. That makes protecting natural places in our backyard and across the globe our common cause.

We use science to solve complex conservation challenges. We build collaborative partnerships to implement innovative solutions. We work with local communities to achieve lasting, measurable results.

Your support will help us ensure the health and survival of the natural world that sustains us all.

Over 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide are protected due to The Nature Conservancy, and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.

We have more than 1 million members across all fifty states and we work in more than 32 countries - protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. The Conservancy addresses threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems.

Aided by our more than 700 staff scientists, we pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges and partner with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, other non-profits...and people such as yourself.

This year, The Nature Conservancy launched the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet - the largest conservation campaign in history - to address major challenges to the Earth such as rising sea levels, vanishing rainforests, dying coral reefs, degraded freshwater resources, and endangered human livelihoods.

Our goal is to protect at least 10 percent of each of the world's major habitat types - forests, oceans, rivers and lakes, grasslands, and deserts and dry lands - by the year 2015, nearly doubling the global lands and waters conserved during the past 70 years. Only with your help can we achieve this vision - to ensure the health and survival of the natural world that sustains us all.

To learn more about The Nature Conservancy, visit

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