Championing land, water, oceans, and the people protecting natural resources for future generations

Driving tangible results in environmental conservation

The Moore Charitable Foundation is committed to effective environmental conservation and community stewardship through strong partnerships. With our partners, we are preserving open land and healthy forests, ensuring clean water, advancing marine area and species protections, and fostering future generations of conservation and community stewards.

Healthy Oceans

Formal protections cover just five percent of oceans, lagging well behind similar protections for land, leaving marine areas vulnerable to rampant development, overfishing, pollution, and climate change. The Moore Charitable Foundation partners with organizations mitigating these threats by advancing conservation outcomes for species, habitats, and communities, including protected and sustainable marine zoning and policy, augmented fishing protections, and effective enforcement.

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Advocating for Clean Water and Air Near North Carolina’s Hog Farms

Despite promises made two decades ago to develop cleaner and more sustainable animal waste systems, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) throughout North Carolina still use the antiquated lagoon and sprayfield method to dispose of waste. Newer methods for waste management—such as directed biogas projects—cause even greater harm to North Carolina’s waterways, land, wildlife, and communities. The Moore Charitable Foundation partners with champions who take polluters head-on through research, advocacy, community mobilization, and, if necessary, litigation.

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Protecting scenic, historic and natural landscapes to help wildlife and surrounding communities

Faced with population growth, development pressure, energy infrastructure, extreme weather, and a changing climate, The Moore Charitable Foundation is committed to strategic partnerships that conserve open spaces and advance forest health to safeguard our natural environment and to ensure diverse species and abundant ecosystems for future generations.

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Revitalizing Forests and Keeping Communities Safe with Prescribed Fire

The Moore Charitable Foundation promotes the use of prescribed burning to restore forests, maintain clean water and lower the risk of wildfire. Prescribed burning is the practice of deliberately setting and carefully managing fires under strict conditions approved and monitored by firefighting professionals. A centuries-old tradition, today the practice is used to protect and refresh forests by removing the dense vegetation build-up in a forest’s understory that fuels large wildfires. This also allows for indigenous plants and wildlife to thrive, restoring a more natural and diverse ecosystem.

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29

Years

Number of years The Moore Charitable Foundation has been driving conservation impact

199

Grantees

Number of grantees in land, water, marine, and community initiatives The Moore Charitable Foundation is proud to have supported last year

234

Square Kilometers

Size of marine reserve around British Overseas Territory Ascension Island, secured with partners and our support

  • 29

    Years

    Number of years The Moore Charitable Foundation has been driving conservation impact

  • 199

    Grantees

    Number of grantees in land, water, marine, and community initiatives The Moore Charitable Foundation is proud to have supported last year

  • 234

    Square Kilometers

    Size of marine reserve around British Overseas Territory Ascension Island, secured with partners and our support

“We are grateful to The Moore Charitable Foundation for partnering with us to defend our state’s precious natural riches.” — Derb Carter, Director, Southern Environmental Law Center, North Carolina

Latest News

At this year’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 19th Conference of Parties (CoP19), nearly 200 countries voted to add 97 new shark and ray species to CITES Appendix II listings. This will limit trade of these species to sustainable levels. To

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has convened its 19th Conference of Parties (CoP19) over two weeks in Panama City, Panama. We asked Megan O’Toole, shark biodiversity manager with the Shark Conservation Fund, a Moore Charitable Foundation grantee, to outline what

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The Salazar Center for North American Conservation has launched the Peregrine Accelerator for Conservation Impact to help address the damage inflicted on the ecological and human health of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo River Basin. This program accepted proposals for innovative solutions that will address issues surrounding the Rio Grande/

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