The overall objective of the Magyar Természetvédok Szövetsége (National Society of Conservationists (NSC) ) is to protect nature as a whole and to promote the implementation of sustainable development.

The Society was founded in 1989. It currently has 113 member associations with almost 33,000 members in the 16 counties and the capital of Hungary.

Two-thirds of the member groups are smaller, local organisations whose main activities include environmental education, attitude-forming, participation in uncovering and solving local environmental problems, environmental advisory work and nature conservation tasks.

The greater regional and supra-regional organisations form one third of the membership. Their activities include all known environmental and nature protection topics.

The NSC is operated by a Board with nine delegate members representing the member groups and there are thirteen staff working in the Head Office.