Press Releases

Below, you’ll find recent press releases about The Nature Conservancy’s work in Asia and around the world.

Hong Kong photographers make Top 100 in The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest, vote for them today!

Hong Kong—June 16 The best 100 nature photos from around the world, submitted by participants to The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) “What’s Your Nature?” global photo contest, will be unveiled on June 16 (US Eastern Time), on tnc.org.hk/naturephotocontest. Four photos from Hong Kong photographers Leka Huie, Ka Wai Li, William Shum and Francois Wolfaardt have won… Read more »

U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement is Short-sighted

Arlington, Va. | June 01, 2017 – The Nature Conservancy’s CEO and President Mark Tercek said, “Today’s announcement that the U.S. government intends to pull out of the Paris Agreement is short-sighted. For decades, the U.S. has demonstrated leadership on international environmental issues from President Reagan’s efforts to create the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer through President Obama’s efforts to advance the Paris Agreement and drive it to entry into force.That U.S. leadership has been essential to stimulate the necessary actions by all countries to solve these global challenges. Universal action on climate change is the only path to a more secure, healthy and prosperous future.

Asian Cities Can Improve Water Security through Nature-Based Solutions at Low Cost with High ROI

Hong Kong / Arlington, Va., January 13, 2017 — The Nature Conservancy has released a new study developed in partnership with the Natural Capital Project, Forest Trends, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Water Funds Partnership, which analyzes the source watersheds of more than 4,000 large cities around the world, including more than 1800 in Asia Pacific.

Investing in nature can help solve water pollution challenges in China’s 30 largest cities

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released today the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be key to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzes the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan and found that 73 percent of these watersheds face significant pollution, impacting the water quality for millions of people.

The Nature Conservancy and select Hong Kong Restaurants Partner for “Step Up to the Plate”

Month-long campaign aims to raise awareness of conservation amongst foodies
Hong Kong, 1 April, 2016 – To celebrate Earth Day in April, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Hong Kong, a leading global environmental organization with the mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, partnered with restaurants and food outlets throughout the city to launch “Step Up to The Plate”, a campaign to raise environmental awareness amongst people in Hong Kong.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY WELCOMES THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S AUD $6 MILLION COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE FORESTRY AND TRADE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

Continued support will further the third phase of the multinational Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade (RAFT) Partnership

12 November 2014, Sydney: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Government on its AUD $6 million continued support for the Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade (RAFT) Partnership. RAFT is a public/private partnership that is helping to bring millions of hectares of Asia’s rainforests under sustainable management.