The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

  • C. Max Finlayson
Reference work entry


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a membership-based nongovernmental organization with headquarters in the USA. It has more than one million members and addresses conservation issues across many landscapes and ecosystems, including rivers and wetlands, as well as coastal and marine systems. It works globally to ensure the conservation and restoration of ecologically important lands and waters and to support the ongoing provision of ecosystem services that provide many benefits for people. It comprises a network of offices and field stations across all states of the USA and in more than 35 countries.


Nongovernmental organization Conservation Restoration Ecosystem services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Land, Water and SocietyCharles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water EducationDelftThe Netherlands

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