East Kalimantan, Indonesia
East Kalimantan, Indonesia A local resident canoeing in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. © Nick Hall

What We Do

Our Priorities

Solving Our Planet’s Biggest Challenges

A Future Where People and Nature Thrive

The planet is at a crossroads. The actions we take together right now are important to protecting the natural world we rely on today—and for setting us on the path to a more hopeful, sustainable future. The Nature Conservancy is taking on the planet’s biggest, most important challenges by focusing on priorities that science shows are the most urgent and where our innovation and expertise can be game changers.

  • East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Tackle Climate Change

    Global temperatures have sharply risen over the last century, and it is clear that swift, bold action is required to avoid the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Explore

  • Carbon monitoring in forest one of the land use types that WAC (ICRAF (now World Agroforestry Centre or WAC) carbon measurement project).

    Protect Land and Water

    We have helped protect more than 119 million acres of land, countless miles of rivers and streams and the world’s largest oceans, including around the coastline of Indonesia. Explore

  • Fish being measured after being caught by the fishermen on Tetap Setia. Kema, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    Provide Food and Water Sustainably

    We work with local communities in Indonesia to ensure that fishing and forestry are done in a sustainable and lasting manner, protecting the resources for future generations to come. Explore

  • Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Build Healthy Cities

    By 2050, two-thirds of people will live in cities. Thoughtful planning, smart growth and nature can generate benefits for communities, for people’s health and for the economy. Explore

March 2008 - Indonesia. Healthy Coral head with soft corals, anemones, etc. near the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua Province.
Corals in Indonesia March 2008 - Indonesia. Healthy Coral head with soft corals, anemones, etc. near the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua Province. © Jeff Yonover

What We Do

We must make the right choices today—time is running out. The Nature Conservancy is taking on these urgent challenges, and we need the passion and energy of committed people around the world to help.