United Nations Sustainable Development
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Texas Conservation’s Global Impact

As the world’s 9th largest economy, the impact of conservation in Texas goes far beyond the borders of the Lonestar state. Whether acting as a global model or through direct impact, on the ground conservation in Texas addresses many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). 

Texan by Nature (TxN) is excited to share report cards that articulate the science-based impact of conservation activities measured against the global UN SDG framework. The goal of these report cards is to bridge the reporting gap between conservation and industry in order to accelerate investments in conservation and show the value of local conservation as a component of ESG strategy.

UN SDG Report Cards

TxN mapped Texas-based conservation projects within our Conservation Wrangler program to the UN SDGs. Curious about how local conservation can help your company reach its targets? Learn more by viewing the UN SDG report cards:

2022 Conservation Wranglers:

Bringing Baffin Back

Texas Partnership for Forests and Water

Hives for Heroes

2021 Conservation Wrangler:

Texas Longleaf Team

Impact Quantification 

Texan by Nature worked with ecosystem service value experts at EcoMetrics to quantify locally-resolved economic metrics valuing the conservation work being done in Texas. 

EcoMetrics is an economic evaluation company that uses 3rd party-verified, cloud-based technology to quantify a project’s environmental, social, and economic impacts.

Learn more about the methodologies used to create the report cards here.

About UN SDGs

The UN SDGs are the backbone of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN member states in 2015. The sustainable development agenda and goals bring together two key components of maintaining quality of life: environmental and economic health.

The goals align directly with Texan by Nature’s mission by recognizing the importance of industry in generating jobs and income while also utilizing and conserving  natural resources most efficiently. In short, the goals help articulate that conservation is good business.