Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is one of the leading conservation organizations in the world. The firm deals in various activities to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Based in Madison, Wis., it has protected over 119 million acres of land and nearly 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The Nature Conservancy follows with the non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation challenges. It collaborates with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions and other non-profits.