These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1951, the mission of the Nature Conservancy, according to their about page is “to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends and our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.”
The Nature Conservancy is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and the CEO is Mark R. Tercek.
Funded by / Ownership
The Nature Conservancy is the largest environmental nonprofit by assets and by revenue in the Americas. The organization’s assets total $6.71 billion as of 2015. The organization is funded through donations from individuals, groups and corporations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Nature Conservancy is currently known for their plant a billion trees campaign, with the ambition to remove 10 million tons of carbon dioxide or the equivalent of removing 2 million cars by 2025. The Nature Conservancy has also faced criticism for being to close to the fossil fuel industry and having a board of directors that come from major corporations.
From a bias standpoint, the Nature Conservancy does not use loaded words and is scientifically evidence based. According to Open Secrets, the Nature Conservancy donates the majority of its money to Democratic candidates. Although the Nature Conservancy has faced criticism for connections to large corporations, the mission is pro-environment and therefore left leaning, though still rooted in capitalism.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Nature Conservancy Left-Center biased based on political positions that favor moderate environmentalism and High for factual reporting based on being evidence based. (D. Van Zandt 7/28/2018)
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