A leading conservation organization in the United States and around the world, The Nature Conservancy works with public and private partners to ensure our lands and waters are protected for future generations. We work in all 50 states, protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs and address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans and conservation lands.
Building on our tradition of protecting lands and waters, we are working to balance growing development needs with those of nature; build relationships with communities, companies and governments; and increase funding for large-scale conservation projects. Protecting nature isn’t about putting up fences around pristine places to keep people out. We’re about protecting the places and resources we depend on for the benefit of all species — plants, animals and people. The Nature Conservancy’s approach to development enables companies, governments and communities to make better decisions about where development could occur—and where it shouldn’t. Through science and planning methods, like Development by Design, we can provide a holistic view of what development does to natural systems and the people and precious wildlife that depend upon them.
A "Commitment to People, Communities and Cultures" is a central part of The Nature Conservancy’s core values. We are committed to local, on the ground involvement; we treat our partners with fairness and honesty; and we work collaboratively to develop practical conservation solutions.
Contact Information: In Chicago and Northeastern Illinois at (312) 580-2100 or by email at [email protected]. In Northwestern Indiana at (219) 981-9183.
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