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 Conservation Practices

The Nature Conservancy has a long history working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our strategies, where we work, and what we focus on, evolve as the global playing field evolves. This section of the Gateway provides a deep look at a diversity of topics in conservation where the Conservancy engages. Some are well-established topics such as land protection or habitat restoration; others are emerging ideas such as ecosystem services and climate adaptation. In either case, we continue to compile in the Gateway, the best available resources we use to inform and support our work.

Freshwater Freshwater ecosystems contain important biodiversity and provide the water essential to people’s social and economic well-being. Unfortunately, poor management practices, coupled with growing water demands, have made...
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Climate Change Our planet is changing. Every day seems to bring a new round of extreme weather: wildfires in Russia, drought and famine in Africa, record flooding on the Mississippi River, 40 straight days of triple-digit temperatures in...
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Ecosystem Services Ecosystem services are the benefits to people from nature.  These benefits include food, water purification, carbon sequestration, soil stabilization, recreation, cultural values, among others.  The contribution of...
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Fire & Landscapes Fire is an essential force that has shaped life around the globe, but in many ecosystems today, the role of fire is severely out of balance. The Nature Conservancy works to maintain fire’s role where it benefits people...
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Marine Oceans contain the majority of the Earth’s biodiversity, and marine and coastal ecosystems provide food, income, protection, cultural identity, and recreation for billions of people. Development patterns and habitat...
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People and Conservation Welcome to the new People & Conservation section of the Conservation Gateway.  Here you will find a growing library of resources that allow us to incorporate people into the fabric of our conservation work. ...
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