Our priorities

Land and freshwater

a desert at dusk
Australian Pelican in Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve, Mildura on the River Murray. © Andrew Peacock/Tandem Stills & Motion

Globally, only 5 percent of the natural lands at high risk of development are protected. Demands on land and water continue to increase, so we must do more, fast.

The Nature Conservancy has led the way in saving many of the most iconic landscapes on Earth. Together, we can secure healthy food and clean water for all people without sacrificing the environment.

Globally, we're fostering innovations in technology, collaborating with communities to use resources more efficiently and promoting policies that enable sustainability.

In Australia, we’re helping to create a more sustainable Murray-Darling Basin—often referred to as the ‘Food Bowl of Australia’—and protecting important landscapes across our country.

Global insights

Check out the latest perspectives, research and tools that inform how we are protecting land and water, and other pressing issues facing people and the earth.

A beautiful sunset over Roanoke Sound at the end of the 1.5 mile out-and-back Roanoke Trail on the western edge of the Nags Head Woods Preserve. © Ben Herndon/Tandemstock.com