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50 Years of Conservation

The Nature Conservancy is the world's leading private, nonprofit, international conservation organization, with more than 1 million members and 1,300 preserves, the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world.

The Conservancy has helped protect more than 12 million acres of ecologically significant habitat in the United States, five times the size of Yellowstone National Park, and more than 55 million acres in Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. They currently manage more than seven million acres.

Since 1951, the Conservancy has acquired land with the goal of preserving important ecological areas that represent every known ecosystem. Yet, the recent purchase of Palmyra Atoll was labeled as one of their most important land acquisitions to date. Find out why and see what the Conservancy plans to do with this jewel in the South Pacific.

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