Mission and Vision


Our Mission

To provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action.

Our Vision

NatureServe envisions a world where decisionmakers recognize the value of biodiversity, fully understand the importance of science in its identification and protection, and invest in science as the basis for their decisions that affect biodiversity.

Informed by sound scientific understanding, those who make decisions that impact the natural world—governments, conservation organizations, corporations, landowners, and the scientific community—will draw upon the resources of the NatureServe network to focus conservation actions better and to manage our natural resources more carefully. As a result, the sustained health of this natural heritage will support prosperous human communities for the benefit of current and future generations.