“One million species at risk of extinction”—that’s the gut-wrenching news hitting the headlines in early 2019. The United Nations biodiversity report warns us that the bonds holding nature together may be at risk of unravelling from deforestation, overfishing, development, and other human activities. More than half a million species on land "have insufficient habitat for long-term survival" and are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless the destruction stops and their habitats restored. And, sadly, the story is no different in our oceans.
What if everyone took responsibility for one small piece of the planet?
Think about it: you can be the one to help ensure that nature’s most vulnerable lands and waters are given the care, love and the protection that they need. So today, you have the special opportunity to Adopt an Acre.
When you symbolically Adopt an Acre of Australian wilderness, your gift will help to protect Australia’s natural places. With your support, we can ensure that amazing natural treasures get the urgent protection and restoration that is critical to their survival and ours.
For us to survive, we need nature to be healthy and whole
Your 'Adopt an Acre' symbolic gift could help us ensure plants and wildlife in the lower Murray-Darling Basin gets the water it desperately needs to survive, especially during droughts. Donate Now >
Your 'Adopt an Acre' symbolic gift could help us buy 5,000 baby oysters to restore nearly extinct shellfish reefs and bring marine life back from the brink. Donate Now >
Your 'Adopt an Acre' symbolic gift could help conserve over 20,000 acres of habitat a year for the Greater Bilby in the southern Kimberley. Donate Now >
The stories of doom and gloom in the news can make some people feel helpless, but with your support, hope is on the horizon. The UN’s report reinforces The Nature Conservancy’s ambitious mission: to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We feel so passionately about our mission and we know you do too. It’s what we’ve been working on for nearly 70 years…and it’s clear we need to dramatically ramp up our efforts now.
The environment is facing big challenges, and we see big opportunities to address them. You can help make the biggest impact possible for people and nature.
When you Adopt an Acre for $75, $150, $420 or more, you will be helping us accelerate our work on the ground and in the waters.
Return of an Endangered Species
You’re not only helping to conserve important habitat, you’re also supporting our unique conservation work around Australia. Critical projects such as the reintroduction of a locally extinct fish species. The endangered Murray Hardyhead fish was reintroduced to wetlands in NSW thanks, in part, to our unique water fund*. Our innovative fund supplied much needed water to wetlands to aid the return of the endangered fish to Murray River waters in NSW for the first time in more than a decade.
When bad news about climate change and risk of species extinction is becoming commonplace, we’re proving that with your love for nature and support, it doesn’t have to be that way. As with the Murray Hardyhead, you can help other native species make a comeback.
We urge you to, make a symbolic gift, Adopt an Acre for your chance to reverse the damage to our natural habitats and support large-scale conservation around Australia.
You know what you must do. Are you with us?
Where your money goes
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been protecting the environment for nearly 70 years. From our historic work in land acquisition to cutting-edge research that influences global policy, TNC is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. Our vision is to create a world where people and nature can thrive. With your support, we can put the best conservation science into action right now.
In the last three financial years, 76% of gifts have gone straight into conservation programs. We strive to ensure your vital donations make the largest impact for nature now and for the future of our planet.