Our Global Mission: To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Our Global Vision: A world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfil our needs and enrich our lives.

Our Values

What drives our success? A commitment to respect, integrity, diversity and lasting results.

We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical integrity; respect for people, communities and cultures; and a strong belief in the power of diversity. We draw strength from being one organisation across the globe and always work towards tangible, lasting results.

These values are not mere platitudes. They have helped us cultivate a culture of accountability, transparency and commitment to results. Every employee proudly adheres to these values as guiding principles.

Integrity beyond reproach

We meet the highest ethical and professional standards in all of our organisational endeavours and, in doing so, we hold ourselves accountable to our mission and to the public.

  • Be honest at all times.
  • Be accountable to each other, to the mission, to our donors, members, partners, and to the public.
  • Earn trust by building relationships, being competent, and following through on all of our commitments.
Respect for people, communities and cultures

Ensuring conservation success depends on the active involvement of people and partners whose lives and livelihoods are linked to the natural systems we seek to conserve. We respect the needs, values and traditions of local communities and cultures, and we forge relationships based on mutual benefit and trust.

  • Demonstrate respect by committing to local, on the ground involvement with people, communities and cultures, and with awareness of and sensitivity to their economic realities.
  • Treat our partners and colleagues with fairness and honesty.
  • Work collaboratively with all sectors of society, including indigenous people, to develop practical conservation solutions.
Commitment to diversity

We recognise that conservation is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of widely diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. We recruit and develop staff to create a diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation that reflects our global character and

  • Leverage our differences to be more effective in achieving our mission.
  • Respect and learn from our variety of experiences and ways of thinking.
  • Create a day-to-day workplace climate that welcomes and encourages each of us, valuing the contributions of all.
  • Strengthen the diversity of our workforce, trustees, and board.
One Conservancy

Our strength and vitality lie in being one organisation working together in local places and across borders to achieve our local and global mission. We value the collective and collaborative efforts that are so essential to our success.

  • Work across all of our operations to implement and support the right strategies, at the right scales, and at the right places always with the greater good of our mission in mind.
  • Act with continuity of purpose in everything we do, from the focus of our conservation efforts to the allocation of our resources.
  • Celebrate individual, team and project success as the success of all who work for The Nature Conservancy.
Tangible, Lasting Results

We use the best available science, a creative spirit, and a non-confrontational approach to craft innovative solutions to complex conservation problems at scales that matter and in ways that will endure.

  • Develop, analyse and use the best available conservation science and a science-based rigour to set priorities, make decisions, take action, and measure results.
  • Use a creative spirit and original thought in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Conduct our business in an environmentally sensitive manner.