Your Symbolic Gift Protects What You Care About Most

The Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre® program is almost 20 years old! We’re thankful for the support of over 30,000 people, schools and organizations who have helped protect over 600,000 acres in South America, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and Africa. The environmental impact has been positive and far reaching, but there is still more work to be done — and now you can select where you want to Adopt an Acre and make a symbolic gift.

We’ve expanded Adopt an Acre to make it easier for you to help protect nature across the United States and around the world. Your symbolic adoption helps preserve the plants, animals and natural communities — Earth’s diversity of life — that matter most to you.

A Positive Response to Today's Disappearing Naturescapes

Adopt an Acre preserves rugged shorelines, fragile watersheds, pristine forests and agricultural land — from the ancient redwood forests of California to the biologically rich coastal areas of the Great Lakes to the lush grasslands of Africa. Protection and restoration of vibrant, wild landscapes ensure thriving habitats for iconic and rare animals such as brown pelicans, black bears, grey wolves, sky-blue cerulean warblers, spotted jaguars, and scarlet macaws. For the millions of people who live and rely on these areas — who face land fragmentation from development and other human activities on a daily basis — these fertile lands and waters are the lifeblood of the regions.

How The Nature Conservancy Supports Adopt an Acre

With a strong network of partners, The Nature Conservancy preserves important land and waters in a variety of ways, such as

  • Acquiring and restoring land and marine environments
  • Strengthening the management of protected areas
  • Restoring fire cycles and other natural processes
  • Conducting scientific field research to identify and protect key fish breeding sites
  • Combating invasive species
  • Encouraging sustainable management on private lands and waters

You Can Help Save the Beauty and Diversity of the Natural World

When you give today to the Adopt an Acre® program, your symbolic gift will help the Conservancy protect and restore some of the world's most extraordinary plants, animals, lands and waters. You can also call 1-800-84-ADOPT to donate.

Just complete our safe and secure online donation form and you'll be eligible to receive:

  • Four issues of Nature Conservancy magazine, our award-winning publication to keep you informed about the latest conservation issues and the many places the Conservancy is working to protect around the world
  • Your own personalized My Nature Page on
  • Great Places, our monthly e-newsletter filled with nature photography, enviro-tips, and the latest conservation news
  • And more! See all of The Nature Conservancy's exclusive member benefits.

Best of all, you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you're helping to protect the extraordinary plants, animals and wild habitats that matter most to you — for now and for future generations. Please Adopt an Acre today!