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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


suttida kamkong
chicago
This is a better way for me to help us to protect our nature.

Elliott Stixrud
Chicago/Illinois
So I fly a lot for work and want to make amends for that. Is there a way to set up a monthly-donation cycle, particularly for carbon offset, without having to re-enter information every time? Thanks

Margot and Paul Zimmerman
Chevy Chase,MD
Please tell your excellent employee, Gregory Fishbein, that we have made a gift to the Nature Conservaancy in his honor. Margot and Paul Zimmerman

Devorah Meldahl
Sherwood AR
People are greedy and the earth is way overcrowded with the worst species on the planet. We need to learn that we cannot exploit our world and that the wildlife all play a critical role in the ecosystem. I don't like people as a whole, you can tell!

claudia Garber
Milwaukee, WI
I made a donation to TNC's Plant a Billion Trees program to celebrate the engagement of my niece Cristina and her fiancé Michael. They are setting down roots and looking to the future, so what better way to mark the occasion?

Allen Ahlert

In memory of Lee Baxter, Fort Worth, TX. Support for bat cave sanctuary near San Antonio.

Jennine Speier
Minneapolis MN
Given in honor of a 45th anniversary of a couple who shared many hiking and backpacking trips with us in the past. Could not think of a better way to honor these fellow nature lovers. We are both aware and support the preservation of special environments that the Nature Conservancy does.

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.
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