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At The Nature Conservancy, we are optimists about Earth’s future. Backed by our science, we envision a world where people and nature thrive together. Learn more about our global solutions.

To get there, we are working with people across society – from public policy leaders, partner non-profit groups and private investors to city planners, local communities and business leaders – to find and scale solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing people and the planet.

Download and view our latest reports and tools below.

Reports

2017

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Beyond The Source

January 2017

New report analyzes 4,000 cities to demonstrate the health, climate and biodiversity benefits of source water protection.

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2016

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(691 KB PDF)

Progress Report Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

December 2016

New analysis shows that countries are behind in meeting goals for biodiversity conservation.

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(2.06 MB PDF)

Coastal Blue Carbon Ecosystems: Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions

November 2016

Coastal countries have an opportunity to take their blue carbon ecosystems into account when considering their national level climate actions.

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(1.04 MB PDF)

reThink Soil Roadmap

November 2016

A new report by The Nature Conservancy, supported by General Mills, quantifies the value of soil health across the croplands of the United States.

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(29.5 MB PDF)

Planting Healthy Air

October 2016

The report shows that even a conservative global investment in urban trees can save tens of thousands of lives.

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(16 MB PDF)

Strong Voices, Active Choices

October 2016

Indigenous peoples and local communities are vital leaders in the pursuit of lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation and development challenges.

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(12 MB PDF)

Water Share Report

August 2016

This report explores the potential for water markets and impact investment to serve as part of the solution to global water scarcity.

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(2.1 MB PDF)

Sub-Saharan Africa's Urban Water Blueprint

August 2016

Assessing the potential for watershed conservation to benefit cities, rural livelihoods and nature across 30 large cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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(13.6 MB PDF)

Atlas of Ocean Wealth

June 2016

This Atlas represents the largest collection to date of the economic, social and cultural values of coastal and marine habitats globally.

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(36 MB PDF)

Improving Hydropower Outcomes: An Example from Myanmar

May 2016

This report demonstrates a framework that could be applied in Myanmar and worldwide to change the trajectory of water resource development.

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(6.03 MB PDF)

China Urban Water Blueprint

April 2016

The China Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of the 135 surface water sources tapped by the country’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities.

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(1.75 MB PDF)

2015 Conservation Note Impact Report

February 2016

Conservation Note offers one of the only investment-grade retail debt products available on the market today for investing in conservation, and has since supported more than 75 projects and protected nearly 1,000,000 acres around the world.

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Managing Coasts with Natural Solutions

February 2016

These "Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs" seek to reorient the cost-benefit analysis between built, or “gray infrastructure”, and “green infrastructure”—based on environmental processes.

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(12.3 MB PDF)

Our World: 2015 Annual Report

January 2016

This annual report provides an opportunity to highlight The Nature Conservancy's recent achievements and goals for the new year.

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2015

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(49.8 MB PDF)

Global Lands Report

December 2015

This report by The Nature Conservancy looks at how development and conservation can work in tandem to help society make better choices on how we use our lands.

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(16 MB PDF)

A World at Risk: Global Development Risk Assessment

October 2015

A first-of-its-kind assessment identifies the most at-risk regions in the world for habitat conversion.

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(9 MB PDF)

The Power of Rivers Report

August 2015

This report explores the potential for achieving balanced outcomes from hydropower development that works for people and nature.

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(11.1 MB PDF)

Early Lessons from Jurisdictional REDD+

January 2015

This report reinforces the idea that with the appropriate investment and stakeholder support, low emissions development programs have the potential to become models of forest-friendly development around the world.

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(2.62 MB PDF)

Sharing the Benefits of REDD+

January 2015

This report looks at the full set of opportunities to generate benefits from REDD+ for local communities and other stakeholders.

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(13.6 MB PDF)

Protect, Transform, Inspire: 2014 Annual Report

January 2015

This annual report provides an opportunity to highlight The Nature Conservancy's recent achievements and goals for the new year.

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2014

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(16.9 MB PDF)

Urban Water Blueprint

November 2014

The Urban Water Blueprint report analyzes the state of water in cities around the world and offers cost-effective solutions to improve water quality.

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(5.52 MB PDF)

Investing in Conservation: A Market Assessment

November 2014

This first-of-its-kind report reveals a conservation investing market of approximately $23 billion across just the last five years, and finds that investments in this space are expected to more than triple over the next five years.

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(11.2 MB PDF)

Coasts at Risk

July 2014

An assessment of coastal risks and the role of environmental solutions.

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Tools

Coastal Resilience

A global network of practitioners helping communities understand their vulnerability from coastal hazards, reduce risk and determine the value of nature-based solutions. Visit the Site.

Mapping Ocean Wealth

Visualizing in quantitative terms all that the ocean does for us today, so that we make smarter investments and decisions for the ocean of tomorrow. Visit the Site.

The Urban Water Blueprint

This report analyzes the state of water in cities around the world and provides recommendations for natural solutions to improve water quality. Visit the Site.


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