Program Overview and Goals
A healthy natural environment provides us with the resources needed to sustain life—from food and clean water, to medicines and raw materials. It also maintains global biodiversity and the productivity and resilience of ecological systems. However, in many places around the globe this natural capital is being spent faster than it can be renewed.
Our goal is to change the ways in which people use terrestrial, freshwater, and coastal marine ecosystems to conserve critical ecological systems and functions, while allowing sustainable use.
Initiatives and Program Grants
We focus our efforts on long-term support of a small number of initiatives and program grants that pursue measurable conservation outcomes on a broad scale.
The goals are: