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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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Comments from the Community


Randelle White
Axtell, TX
I hear frequently on documentaries and in magazines of land purchased by the Nature Conservancy for the preservation of wildlife and it makes me proud. I also saw an area in southern Colorado near the Great Sand Dunes that belonged to the Nature Conservancy. Seeing actual land purchases brings home the importance of your work. My donations are small but I am glad to be a part of this.

Carol Deering
Warwick, RI
Our land is a precious resource. In the past 20 years I have seen how the purchase of critical parcels of land have connected habitat so crucial to animal populations. I will continue to support The Nature Conservancy and hope to be able to donate in my will.

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly, NJ
I've been enjoying the wild places of our country and, as I got older, other countries, since I was a child. And, while the National Parks are incredible and marvelous in their own right, some of my favorite places I've visited were just preserved lands--forests, marshes, meadows--with nothing to mark them other than a Nature Conservancy sign and a small slightly worn pathway, leading into the green unknown. Taking the fight to preserve these natural places into the ring armed with the tools of capitalism has always seemed to me one of the most sensible ways of working within society's demands: instead of asking people to simply give up something because it would be a Good Thing, the Conservancy has taken the approach of working with those citizens and creating win-win situations that benefit both people and the natural lands around them.

Meg Agnew
Seattle, WA
Our donation today is a thank you for your land purchase from the Plum Creek Timber company. It such good news to hear that more Cascade Forest land being preserved. Keep up your good work! Best, Meg Agnew & Steve Rupp

John Cuddy
MT
I saw that The Nature Conservancy secured 117,000 acres near Missoula, MT, where I live. How could I not be a part of an organization that keeps land open for public recreation and has conservation at its forefront? Great work!

James Walsh
Illinois
Our natural resources are borrowed from our children. It is ours to preserve not exploit and we must act as responsible stewards of this priceless gift. I don't believe in wasting money on lobbying. Whatever decisions politicians make can be overturned by the next administration. Better to purchase lands for preservation. This is what the Nature Conservancy promises to do.

mull vang
dalat
my people are losing our long historical culture thanks to losing forest

Lisa Panzero
Tucson, AZ
We gave in memorium to Martin Yoklic who requested donations be made to you. Your form did not provide an opportunity to designate this. If possible, I would appreciate his family knowing that we gave in memory of their loved one.

Richard Richter
San Antonio, TX
I was really pleased when I read that The Naturancy had joined with the City of San Antonio, Bexar Counthy and one other party to secure land to protect the Bracken Bat Cave from possible near by residential development. I am proud to be a member.

Renee Hutchinson
Washington
We get but one beautiful planet and need to be more appreciative in our actions and lifestyles to preserve our home. In my later years of life, I now see that I can contribute positive actions and teach others to live in communion with our only home.
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