For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth. CI is 900 people in 30+ countries helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet, for you and for everyone.
The CI approach is simple, yet transformative. It is based on the integration of three fundamental elements:
1. Protecting natural wealth
The most fundamental aspect of their approach is to protect the places that we cannot afford to lose — the spectacular but vulnerable places on land and at sea that are especially important to humanity, the places that provide our food, water and the air we breathe.
2. Fostering effective governance
The ability to protect our natural wealth can only occur in places where there is a political commitment to do so, where policies support such actions and capacity exists to carry them out. CI works with governments to ensure that they have the knowledge and tools to enact policies that are good for their people, now and for generations to come.
3. Promoting sustainable production
Finally, and in tandem with the first two elements, forward-thinking policies and practices must be in place to promote sustainable production practices. CI works with companies — including those with a big impact in sectors like mining, energy and agriculture — to help make sure that industry doesn’t undercut nature’s ability to support us.
At CI, they measure success in human terms. Their ultimate goal is to protect the most fundamental things that nature provides to all of us: our food, our fresh water, our livelihoods and a stable climate.
Find out more at http://www.conservation.org