A wide, flat body of water is nestled in a mountain valley; the sun peeks through mountain peaks at the edge of the water.
The Una River Una National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina © Ken Geiger/TNC

Catalyzing Global Conservation Impact

Conservation is one of the most critical issues of our time, and Europe’s environmental leadership influences the world. In Europe, The Nature Conservancy leverages science, policy, finance and proven field experience from nearly seven decades of success in over 70 countries to drive globally relevant strategies in Europe and from Europe for large scale and lasting conservation impact.

a long-exposure photo take of the night sky, creating a swirled blur of the stars.
Star trails in the night sky in Rangeley, Maine. © Derek Thomson
A bend in a blue-green river with yellow fields.
Confluence The Morača and Zeta rivers meet in Montenegro. © Chip Carroon/TNC

Who We Are

The Nature Conservancy is a leading global conservation organization working in over 70 countries with a vision to create a world where nature and people thrive. Our priorities are focused on tackling climate change and conserving healthy lands, waters and oceans. In Europe we work with governments, corporations and the finance sector to drive globally relevant strategies in Europe and from Europe through programs, partnerships and policy advocacy for transformational conservation impact. We manage a portfolio of strategically important conservation work in Europe that contributes to our global conservation agenda and accelerates conservation impact in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. We work collaboratively and across political aisles, geographic borders and sectors with multiple and diverse stakeholders and decision makers and are often seen as a trusted advisor and convenor in our work with governments, business leaders, individuals and institutions.

The sun sets behind a snow-capped mountain and lake.
Seeing Double Zugspitze, Germany's tallest mountain, gets lit up by the early morning sun on a cold winter day. © Colin Ronald/TNC Photo Contest

Our Presence in Europe

The Nature Conservancy has an office presence in three key European hubs—Berlin, London and Brussels. From these locations, TNC manages active relationships with governments, corporations, foundations, science institutions and philanthropists across the continent including in Germany, UK, Norway, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Italy and the European Union. In addition, our conservation work also touches down in the Southeastern European countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Montenegro.

The Nature Conservancy in Europe program is led by Marianne Kleiberg, a seasoned leader at TNC with over two decades of leadership in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. TNC Europe program has nearly 30 staff from 12 nationalities, all with international work experience.

European Council for Global Conservation

Judith Batchelar, OBE Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Sainsbury’s

Stephen Brenninkmeijer Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Climate Foundation

Charles Conn Board Member, Patagonia, Inc.

Valentine de Pret Belgian Families Representative, AB InBev 

Dr. Paul Dhalla Director of Environment, Climate and Sustainability, Aga Khan Development Network

Roni Elchahal Managing Director & Head of EMEA Capital Partnering, General Atlantic

Prof. Cameron Hepburn Director, The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Marianne Kleiberg Regional Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy Europe

Anastasios I. Leventis Chairman of the Social Responsibility Committee, Board of Coca-Cola HBC

Julia Marton-Lefèvre Former Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Scott McDonald President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group

Guy Simonius Member of the Senior Management of a Swiss-based Financial Service Company

Christina Simonius-Haegler Independent Art Consultant

Nadja Swarovski Chair, Swarovski Foundation

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