Two men in an orchard on a sunny day
Grape growers at Cross Farm in Curlwaa, 20 miles from Mildura © Andrew Peacock/Tandem Stills & Motion

Our priorities

Provide food & water sustainably

Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met.

Together, we can secure healthy food and clean water for all people without sacrificing the environment. Globally, The Nature Conservancy is fostering innovations in technology, collaborating with communities to use resources more efficiently and promoting policies that enable sustainability. Locally, we’re helping to create a more sustainable Murray-Darling Basin—often referred to as the ‘Food Bowl of Australia’—and restoring the lost shellfish reefs of southern Australia for people and nature. 

Global insights

Check out the latest perspectives, research and tools that inform how we are tackling pressing issues facing people and the earth.

Discover our other priorities and find ways you can help transform the future of the world.

In addition to helping create healthy cities, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most urgent challenges.

over Roanoke Sound at the end of the 1.5 mile out-and-back Roanoke Trail on the western edge of the Nags Head Woods Preserve.
A beautiful sunset over Roanoke Sound at the end of the 1.5 mile out-and-back Roanoke Trail on the western edge of the Nags Head Woods Preserve. © Ben Herndon/Tandemstock.com