Enduring Earth, a groundbreaking collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, World Wildlife Fund, and ZOMALAB. Together, we are partnering with environmental stewards to drive ambition, mobilize resources, and secure sustainable funding to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change, and enhance community well-being. Partners in Enduring Earth have already worked with six countries, conserving more than 120 million hectares using the PFP approach. This kind of durable and large-scale conservation, with a commitment to uphold the rights of communities and create sustainable economic growth, will benefit lives and livelihoods, reduce and offset carbon emissions, and secure the biodiversity that brings health, life, and wonder to our world.

Local participation in setting project goals is essential to establishing projects that will provide permanence for conservation. We work with Indigenous peoples—whose lands are home to more species around the world than anywhere else, protecting 80% of global biodiversity—and local communities to ensure that conservation and protection activities align with local values.

The leadership and participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities is paramount for fostering sustainable conservation outcomes. Their active engagement not only safeguards biodiversity but also yields tangible benefits for local cultures, economies, health, employment, and the well-being of future generations.

Enduring Earth seeks to work in partnership to support a healthy planet and provide long-term financing for conservation, economic diversification, and community prosperity. This will be built on a commitment to uphold the rights of people and create opportunities for sustainable growth.

73 community-based organizations are engaged in the Eternal Mongolia PFP, where nomadic herders protect and manage more than two million hectares of lands and freshwater.

The Namibia for Life PFP is engaging with 100 communal conservancies to deliver community-driven, permanent protection.

Working with 25 Indigenous Governments in the Northwest Territories, Canada, a PFP will safeguard and care for this vast and critical landscape.

Led by 17 First Nations of the north Pacific coast, the Great Bear Sea PFP seeks to establish the world’s largest Indigenous-led MPA network.

Enduring Earth recognizes that effective stewardship of land and natural resources is underpinned by respecting Indigenous peoples and local communities (IP and LC) rights, including self-determination, and supporting their leadership and good governance, as well as the flow of sustainable benefit streams (social, financial, and economic) to IP and LCs. We seek to support IP and LC rights, leadership, and engagement through the following approaches:

Recognize, respect, and enhance rights to land, water, and natural resources.

Enhance stewardship of land, water, and natural resources.

Facilitate good governance through representative, equitable, accountable, transparent, and culturally-aligned decision making bodies.

Promote culturally-responsive economic development and sustainability.

Attain programmatic impact by scaling our collective support to communities.

Minimize unintended risks.


We appreciate the pro bono contributions of McKinsey & Company, which provides analytics and other PFP-specific technical support.