First Nations Are Driving Conservation

in an extraordinary collaboration with the Conservancy’s Emerald Edge Program, which spans the coast from Washington to Alaska; the ambitious agenda includes permanently protecting 300,000 acres of old-growth forest while supporting a sustainable economic and cultural future in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island

Elephant and Community Health Advanced in Africa 

as the Conservancy’s Washington Chapter continued to support and connect potential investors to efforts—in places like Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania—to help local communities co-exist with and protect iconic wildlife while also improving their lands, waters and economic opportunities

India Country Program Established 

to help address the recognized need to ‘develop without destruction’ and balance economic development with the sustainable management of resources; the new program was developed with significant support and guidance by Washington Chapter staff, volunteers and donors, and brings the number of countries where the Conservancy works to nearly 70

EMERALD EDGE SETS THE STANDARD FOR AUTHENTIC, COLLABORATIVE WORK THAT RESPECTS INDIGENOUS RIGHTS-HOLDERS AND EMPOWERS CONSERVATION AT A SCALE THAT MAKES SENSE. I APPRECIATE SUCH PARTNERS WHO ARE READY TO INNOVATE AND ELEVATE LOCAL LEADERSHIP TO ENSURE TRULY REGIONAL IMPACT.
— JESS HOUSTY, Communications Director for Qqs ("Eyes") Projects Society, a Heiltsuk First Nation nonprofit organization supporting youth, culture and environment