The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.  Founded in the US in 1952, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world.  Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 119 million acres of land, countless miles of rivers and streams and the world’s largest oceans.  Their 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.