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Watch a short video highlighting successes our Conservation Champions helped us achieve in 2016

The Nature Conservancy leads the world’s most ambitious efforts to protect nature around the globe, improving quality of life for people in Hong Kong and everywhere.

Please watch this short video to see the nature we were able to save last year, thanks to the support of our Conservation Champions.

Every hectare protected,
Every river restored,
Every species brought back from the brink,
Begins with you.

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Who We Are

Around the world, The Nature Conservancy protects the lands and waters on which all life depends. We bring together scientists, businesses, governments, local communities, and more than 1 million people like you to solve the planet’s most critical environmental challenges.
Taking a science-based, non-confrontational approach, we protect and restore the world’s natural systems, enhancing the lives of people in Hong Kong and across the globe.
Since our founding in 1951, we have worked in 65 countries in 6 continents around the world to protect 52.6 million hectares of lands—an area about 480 times the size of Hong Kong. We’ve preserved 8,000 kilometers of rivers, and tens of millions of hectares of critical ocean habitats.

Join us today as a Conservation Champion by making a monthly gift.

The success of the Nature Conservancy’s global work is made possible thanks to

  • The financial support of more than one million Conservation Champions
  • The hard work and commitment of more than 1,300 volunteer leaders
  • The financial and in-kind support we receive from businesses and other global institutions
  • The expertise and dedication of nearly 4,000 staff, including 600 scientists
  • The online support of more than 400,000 digital subscribers

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What We Do

In today’s world of competing needs and planet-altering challenges, conservation is a complex endeavor. It requires that we tap into our decades of know-how to bring innovative and collaborative solutions to the table.

Our workplace is the whole planet, and we find and implement tangible solutions to global challenges affecting our land, water, oceans, cities and climate. We use all tools at our disposal to effect real, lasting and positive change that protects, transforms and inspires.


Protect and restore landscapes, rivers and oceans at an unprecedented scale.
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TNC in the Asia Pacific


Transform how we use the world’s natural resources by affecting policy and practices locally and globally. Read more

The Nature Conservancy has been engaged in conservation work in Asia Pacific for more than 25 years, starting with our first project in Micronesia and now including conservation programs in Australia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

We also have two multi-country projects covering Southeast Asia and the Coral Triangle. More than half of our 400 staff members across the region have a strong science background.

In the Asia Pacific region, we invest in building local conservation skills, leadership, and site-based models that combine cutting-edge science, indigenous knowledge, and community management, and we work with governments, global institutions, private companies and other experts to develop the financial, political, and legal frameworks required for long-term sustainability.

Serving as both advisor and collaborator, we unite diverse partners around common visions to protect the natural resources upon which societies, individuals and entire economies depend, bringing the needed scale and effectiveness for a healthy environment.


TNC in Hong Kong


Inspire global action by people who value nature and its role in ensuring thriving communities and dynamic economies. Read more

The Nature Conservancy’s Hong Kong Office was established in 2002 with a focus on building awareness, launching local conservation education programs, and raising funds to support our conservation programs in the region. Meet our team here and learn about out Nature Works education program here.

Lantau island is the most biologically diverse out of Hong Kong’s 263 islands but there is increasing pressure by developers to build on Lantau. This is why we are embarking on a new project to take stock of what we have today for more sustainable development on one of Hong Kong’s most iconic islands. Click here to know more about TNC’s work on mapping the Lantau Island.

A Critical Juncture

We live in an age of unprecedented threats to our natural world and unprecedented opportunities to safeguard it. When The Nature Conservancy was founded in 1951, the world’s population was 2.6 billion people. Today the global population has more than doubled and is projected to reach at least 9 billion by 2050. Our growing needs for food, water and energy are driving a rapidly changing climate and are straining the natural systems on which natural diversity, human health and prosperity depend. The Nature Conservancy has a conservation framework to address these challenges, but we can’t do it without you.