Nature Conservancy


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Nature Conservancy,

nonprofit organization established in 1951 to preserve or aid in the preservation of natural environments. It protects wilderness areas in the United States and Canada and is affiliated with similar groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. It maintains the world's largest private system of nature sanctuaries.

Nature Conservancy

Address:4245 N Fairfax Dr, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone:703-841-5300
Fax:703-841-1283
Phone:800-628-6860
Web: nature.org
Established: 1951. Description:Dedicated to protecting land where endangered species and threatened ecosystems exist. Purchases land to provide protected habitat for endangered plants and animals and negotiates sustainable land use practices with private and corporate landowners. Maintains operations in all 50 states and 30 countries. Members: 1,000,000. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: Nature Conservancy (quarterly); available to members ($50 level). Landmarks (quarterly); available to members ($25 level).

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The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is excited to expand our conservation efforts and bring new investments in sustainable forestry to Eastern Kentucky and neighboring states, said Will Bowling, the Conservancys Central Appalachian Project Director, who is based in Clay County, Kentucky.
Floodplains in which rivers can meander freely are important, said Melissa Olson, Willamette Basin restoration project manager for the Nature Conservancy.
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The chief of Goldman Sachs' (NYSE: GS) Environmental Strategy Group, Mark R Tercek, has been nominated as president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
com can help offset carbon emissions through a donation to The Nature Conservancy, an organisation working to reduce the impact of climate change.

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