The Nature Conservancy was originally the research-oriented Ecological Society of America, established in 1915. Recognising the need to preserve forests, rivers, the marine environment and other ecosystems, the organisation reformed as a non-profit in 1951. It has since expanded to 72 countries around the world, protecting millions of hectares of forests and thousands of kilometres of rivers.
As when it first began, however, the organisation’s approach is firmly rooted in science and collaboration. In addition to protecting land and water, it also prioritises tackling climate change, building healthy cities and sustainably supplying food and water.
The Hong Kong chapter focuses on a range of projects, including restoring the city’s historic shellfish reefs, improving the marine ecosystem and infrastructure of Shenzhen to protect it against floods, and empowering Hong Kong youth to address environmental issues through the Nature Works Hong Kong leadership programme.
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