We rely on wilderness not only to inspire and enjoy but also to protect our watersheds, clean the air we breathe, and provide a home for the diverse species that enrich our world.
NRDC protects wildlife and unspoiled lands from the threats of industrial development, commercial exploitation, pollution, and climate change. We partner with ranchers, farmers, energy companies, and the government to promote solutions that help wild predators coexist with livestock and people. We push for international agreements that shield polar bears, elephants, rhinos, and other animals from being killed for trade. And we fight to keep reckless oil and gas drilling out of wild areas, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Boreal Forest.
What's at Stake
Trump’s War on Our Planet and Health
San Gabriel Mountains: A Symbol of Environmental Justice
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: Something for Everyone
African Burial Ground: Preserving America’s History
Gold Butte: Our Natural Heritage
A Deeper Connection to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts