Nature defines us. As Canada's leading environmental charity, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for the benefit of our children and future generations. A leader in environmental science and innovation, we use creativity to conserve Canada's natural heritage. NCC protects important natural areas, and the plants and animals that live there, through the acquisition of important lands and our unique approach to caring for them. We are science-based, non-advocacy and take a business-like approach to our work. For over 50 years, NCC has built its success on good partnerships, collaborating with individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and local community groups. Across Canada, NCC has helped to protect over 2.7 million acres of ecologically significant land. Nature Conservancy of Canada has a 4 star rating from Charity Intelligence, was ranked one of Canada's top 25 charities [of 86,000] by the Financial Post and given an A rating by MoneySense Magazine for five consecutive years.