The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where both people and nature can thrive. Founded in the United States in 1951, TNC has grown into one of the most influential environmental organizations globally, with a presence in 79 countries and territories, directly impacting 37 through conservation efforts and 42 via partnerships.
Since its inception, TNC has collaborated with individuals, communities, government agencies, and businesses to protect natural landscapes and the diverse plant and animal life they host. Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends.
TNC is boldly addressing the biodiversity and climate crises, with the goal of making a lasting impact by 2030. They protect land, rivers, lakes, and oceans through on-the-ground projects, partnerships, and policy advocacy. They operate more than 100 marine conservation projects and have safeguarded over 125 million acres of land.
TNC is taking on the dual challenges of accelerated climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. Guided by science and principles of equity, they bring together real-world solutions, policy expertise, sustainable financing, and collaborative partnerships to maximize their ability to create change.
They actively engage with educators, young nature lovers, and emerging leaders, ensuring their voices shape the future of conservation. They provide resources and programs, such as "Nature Lab Educator Resources," to bring conservation to educators, families, and young people around the world.
The Nature Conservancy's strong, active, and progressive approach aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly focusing on SDG 13 - Climate Action. Their work combats climate change and promotes a sustainable and resilient future for both people and the planet.
More information: https://www.nature.org
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