Data & Tools
Soy is a valuable commodity and staple in global food supplies—but it also has a growing footprint on many landscapes. A new tool aims to help farmers and businesses determine where they can plant soy to achieve minimal environmental and social impacts.
Water Funds ToolboxWater insecurity is one of the greatest risks to global prosperity. Water funds can provide a solution. The Nature Conservancy and its partners hold nearly 20 years of experience developing water funds, and have centralized this experience into a step-by-step web-tool to help local champions replicate and implement the water funds model.
Protecting Water AtlasThe Protecting Water Atlas allows users to explore data and analyses that underpin two Nature Conservancy global-scale reports: “Beyond the Source: The Environmental, Economic and Community Benefits of Source Water Protection” and “Water Share: Using Water Markets and Impact Investment to Drive Sustainability”.
Atlas of Ocean WealthThe Nature Conservancy’s Atlas of Ocean Wealth report represents the largest collection to date of the economic, social and cultural values of coastal and marine habitats globally. This in-depth tool provides a way to calculate and describe in quantitative and spatial terms all that the ocean does for us to support smart investments and decision-making.
African Great Lakes AtlasThe Nature Conservancy's interactive map, African Great Lakes Atlas, sheds light on the interconnected and complicated landscape and pulls together data from across the region so that scientists, decision-makers and others can see in one place everything from monthly rainfall to literacy rates.
Planting Healthy AirAmong the most pressing of global urban environmental challenges is air that is either too dirty or too hot. The Nature Conservancy’s Planting Healthy Air report quantifies the potential for nature to help clean and cool the air. Explore our findings through this interactive map experience.
Coastal ResilienceThe Coastal Resilience tool provides support for decision-makers working at national and multi-national scales in assessing where to act in risk reduction, adaptation and conservation.
Energy Sprawl SolutionsPredictions show a 65 percent increase in energy demand by 2050. To ensure a path to a stable climate, the world must increase its renewable energy development dramatically. In this special feature on Energy Sprawl Solutions, you can explore our interactive tool visualizing trade-offs between CO2 emissions and land use based on the world’s projected energy demand. Also, take a look at a series of short case studies spotlighting actions countries are already taking to repower the planet in a sustainable way.
Urban Water BlueprintThe Nature Conservancy’s Urban Water Blueprint examines the state of water in more than 500 cities around the world. City leaders, utilities and other stakeholders can use this mapping tool to explore local water security risks and how blending natural infrastructure in their area watersheds alongside traditional engineered solutions will not only help meet future water demand but also reshape our planet’s landscape for the better.
Naturally Resilient CommunitiesNinety-six percent of the United States population lives in counties where federally-declared, weather-related disasters have occurred since 2010. Smart nature-based solutions provide multiple benefits, giving communities high returns on their investments in flood risk reduction strategies. Explore this in-depth guide of over 50 solutions and case studies that can help your community become a Naturally Resilient Community. Filter by cost, region, hazards, and more.
Migrations in MotionAs climate change alters habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will animals move to survive? And will human development prevent them from getting there? This map shows the average direction mammals, birds, and amphibians need to move to track hospitable climates as they shift across the landscape.