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"Over five continents and dozens of countries I still fall back under the spell of a beguiling world unfettered by humans."
-Caroline Mauldin, Conservancy Donor

Why do you support conservation efforts at home and abroad? Who inspired you to make your first gift, and how do you inspire others?


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Laura Isensee
Houston, TX
I donate to the Nature Conservancy and some other nonprofit organizations which share the goals of the Nature Conservancy. Our beautiful planet is our one and only home. I want to protect it because I love it and I want human beings to be able to continue to live on Earth. If we don't change our (human) ways, we may well damage Earth so much that it can no longer support human life. How unintelligent, unnecessary, and tragic this would be!!

Karen Davenport
Decatur, Georgia
The 2014 Service Project for The Spirit and Truth 2nd to 4th Grade Sunday School Class was to raise money for animals. The children decided to have a bake sale to raise money. They wrote letters to their parents asking for contributions, They made signs advertising the event and they sold the items collected after church. Every week we discuss some way that we can be God's hands and feet on this earth

DONNALEE PICKREL
Garden Grove California
Along with my grandson, I've spent a fair amount of time hiking, biking, hiking, exploring, hiking, and camping in this beautiful country of ours - did I mention hiking? Anyway, it just seems fair to do what little I can to help preserve that which was left to each of us - you and me!! I'm 68 years old now; and my health isn't what it used to be; therefore, I can't get out and do some of the things I used to do. BUT - I can still write check!!! Donnalee Pickrel, Donor

Steve Maurer
Pennsylvania
Because I saw a hummingbird in our backyard in South Philadelphia yesterday. I have NEVER seen a hummingbird in the city before. This happened because a few neighbors have gardened together and are making the area friendlier to these winged visitors.

Susan Oris
USA
My Father started it. He loved nature, and nurtured it as best he could. He chose to donate to the Nature Conservancy. As an adult, I had to make a choice among many deserving charities, and choose the Conservancy also. I feel that conserving the balance of nature will best serve humanity. y

Joan Frederick Bell
Clover, SC
Charlotte, 13, Olivia, 11, Andrew, 10, Joseph, 9, Mikey, 5. My precious grandchildren...

James Walker
arlington, VA
I love TNC.

Jennifer Weston
United States
I am making this donation as a birthday present to my sister-in-law, Julie Levy Weston. And I like what you do.

Judy Villablanca
California
I recently visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, where I first came as a five year old child. The necessity of preserving habitat in the face of development and climate change were evident as I learned about challenges faced by animals who range outside the park boundaries. We need to insure their survival.

Marion Lyman-Mersereau
Honolulu, Hawaii
This planet is all we've got. We need to cherish and care for it in its natural form as much as possible.
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