The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Founded in 1951, TNC has protected over 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects worldwide. TNC now has more than 1 million members and works in all 50 US states and over 30 countries, protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, wildfires, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems using a science-based approach, with over 700 scientists on staff. In every place TNC works, we pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges.
In addition to providing oversight and strategic coordination for the RAFT Partnership as a whole, TNC implements activities at the regional level, as well as in China, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This includes promoting the participatory development of practical and effective policies and systems governing land management and spatial planning, and supporting implementation with a combination of capacity building and demonstration of responsible land management and spatial planning techniques. From providing technical support to the development of a national timber legality verification system in China, to pioneering logging practices that reduce carbon emissions while maintaining timber yields in Indonesia, to helping to roll out community-based natural resource management across Papua New Guinea, TNC is bringing the right combination of site-based experience, international connections and practical solutions to confront the drivers of forest loss while preserving healthy habitats and economies for the future. And we’re building a network of local and national partners equipped to replicate these solutions at a scale that matters around the region and the world.