The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
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Sign the Pledge: Stand with Climate Action
The U.S. government has taken the first step toward pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. This decision is alarming and short-sighted. Science shows us that climate change is the most urgent threat facing our planet today. And the steps we must take to steer humanity away from irreparable harm cut across borders. International cooperation is not optional—it's essential. America needs to honor our commitments to global climate action like the Paris Agreement, the unprecedented global pact among 196 nations on climate action. We cannot be silent. Pledge to stand with The Nature Conservancy as we call on U.S. leaders to stand strong on climate change.
Act now to save the Canada lynx's home
The rare Canada lynx is so elusive, it’s sometimes called the “ghost cat.” In the face of threats from habitat loss and the fur trade, the species is making an inspiring comeback against all odds. But now these majestic wild cats face a dangerous new threat: Congressional budget cuts. The Nature Conservancy has made great strides to protect critical habitats for lynx and other animals in areas like western Montana, but now proposed budget cuts to key conservation programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund put these efforts in danger. Without full funding for these essential programs, the habitat that lynx and many other species in Montana depend on could be lost forever. Congress needs to know: Species like the Canada lynx cannot afford the devastating proposed budget cuts to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other key public lands programs. Take action today and urge your elected officials to support robust funding for programs to protect Canada lynx and other critical species.
Tell Congress: Stand up for science funding
Science is essential to restoring degraded coral reefs, saving threatened species, securing clean water for all, and slowing the onslaught of climate change. But the reality is the Administration's proposed budget makes devastating cuts to vital scientific programs we need for a brighter future—from cutting the EPA Office of Research and Development budget in half, to completely eliminating funding for UN climate change research and NOAA coastal and marine research. Here's the bottom line: Without critical scientific programs like these, we will fall behind—and more special places will be lost forever. We need you to add your voice today to protect science and keep innovation off the chopping block. Take a stand right now and tell your representatives and senators to say no to cuts to scientific research.
Tell Congress: Protect Conservation Funding
Clean air and water. Astonishing vistas and precious, unique natural places. Wildlife, wide open spaces, and cultural resources. These are all part of an irreplaceable heritage handed down by generations of Americans, and a legacy we must safeguard. The Administration's budget proposal strips much of the critical funding required to preserve this legacy and protect the natural resources that sustain us all. It's simple: we can't protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our nation's natural places unless we protect essential conservation and science funding. Together, we must call on Congress to ensure that funding levels stay strong and vital conservation programs and services do not end up on the chopping block. Because undermining conservation doesn't just hurt wildlife and natural treasures—it harms local communities and our national economy. Stand with us now and tell Congress to protect funding for conservation.
Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Time has run out on our nation’s most important conservation funding program and Congress needs to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away. Each day that passes, funding for hundreds of conservation projects across the country is at risk. This critical program has protected millions of acres over the past 50 years and doesn’t use a penny of taxpayer dollars. It needs to get back up and running as soon as possible. Add your name to let your member of Congress know why conservation matters to you. Photo Credit: Cristina Rutter
Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Time has run out on our nation’s most important conservation funding program and Congress needs to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away. Each day that passes, funding for hundreds of conservation projects across the country is at risk. This critical program has protected millions of acres over the past 50 years and doesn’t use a penny of taxpayer dollars. It needs to get back up and running as soon as possible. Add your name to let your member of Congress know why conservation matters to you. Photo Credit: Janet Haas