Fitzroy Falls, Moreton National Park NSW
Fitzroy Falls Moreton National Park, NSW © Adam Fry

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Our ambitious mission

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to conserve the land 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.

We are one of the world’s largest conservation organisations. Founded in 1951 in the United States of America, we now work in 72 countries, with nearly 4,000 staff – including 600 scientists. We’re a not for profit, non-government, non-partisan organisation. 

What makes us different?

Striving to make a real difference to protect and conserve the Australian environment for the benefit of people and nature, we pride ourselves on five key strengths in the way we work.

1. We get things done

We’re proud to be very action-oriented in our approach to conservation. While we invest in policy formulation, public awareness campaigns and other forms of indirect conservation action, most of our efforts are applied directly in the field to make an immediate difference for conservation.

See for yourself with these examples: 

2. We’re highly trusted 

In 2018, for the fifth time, The Nature Conservancy was named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, an independent research centre. This honour recognises our focus on ethics and integrity in everything we do. We were the only philanthropic organisation to be recognised. The diversity of partners we work with here in Australia in business, government and local communities also demonstrates the high levels of trust these entities place in us.

3. We’re efficient

Working closely with a range of partners such as farmers, fishers, Indigenous rangers and other environmental groups means we conduct our work in the most efficient way possible. In fact, 75% of our funding goes directly to supporting our conservation projects. We’ve had more than 65 years’ experience in getting this right.

4. We’re experts in our field 

Our Australian team includes a range of expert specialists, about half of whom are scientists with marine biology, ecology, zoology or forest conservation backgrounds. You can meet each of our Australian program scientists and learn about what they do here. Being part of a global team working across 72 countries means we can also draw on the 600 other scientists employed by The Nature Conservancy globally including the talents of our global Chief Scientist, Dr Hugh Possingham.

5. Our work has the highest impact

We’re highly focused on conservation work that has the highest possible impact on a landscape or seascape scale. Take for example: 

You can learn more about the impacts we’re having across Australia here.

Nature can’t wait

The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater.

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Become a Conservation Champion

Supporting The Nature Conservancy Australia means being a champion for conservation. Your monthly gifts will help to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians today and for generations to come. Conservation Champions are a special group of our most passionate and forward-thinking supporters, who are committed to conserving Australia’s natural landscapes and crucial wildlife habitats.

Australia’s natural environment is world renowned and iconic. We need to save it—and you can, when you become a Conservation Champion. Regular giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support our work. All funds support our projects here in Australia and you’ll receive regular updates, ensuring you never miss our news, updates and conservation successes.

Best of all, you will maximise the impact of your conservation support for your community and across Australia. Become a champion for conservation today.

For more information contact our Supporter Care team on 1300 62 86 86.

The most efficient way to give

Your monthly support as a Conservation Champion is the best way to ensure your generous contributions can do the most good for nature.

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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 financial year, 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.

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Sunset at Kata Kjuta © Robin Moon