We and our donors dream of creating vast protected areas in the heart of the planet’s greatest natural and cultural diversity.
We believe conservation success is defined by helping nature thrive so the people who depend on it can too. It means a forest where the towering trunks of old growth trees remain so that jaguars can still walk the ground at dawn. It means communities where children no longer get sick after a strong rain, because they have protected one of their most precious assets: water. It means a place where our own children can find joy in the living forms that will still endure.
Since 1996, our donors have helped save 17 million acres of endangered ecosystems, an achievement made possible through unparalleled efficiency. Our efforts are directed at working with local and indigenous communities, and with governments from the village to the national level. These bottom-up strategies result in conservation programs that work for the long-term.
In the face of continuing threats to the ecosystems that sustain our planet, we have launched a plan to save 20 million acres by 2020. If you are the kind of person who would be thrilled to help protect these large areas, then feel free to join us.