Monday, May 1, 2017 | By Sahari McCormick | No Comments
An acre of rainforest contains up to 86 different species of tree, with the amphibians, birds, insects and mammals that depend on them.
Forests are our respite. Our places of peace. Our natural air filters. Our water factories. Our medicine cabinets. We literally can’t live without them. Despite their immense value, nearly half of the world’s forests have been lost. What’s worse, we’re cutting them down at greater rates each year to plant crops, graze cattle and generate income from timber and other forest products.
No matter where you live, forests make your life possible. When a forest is lost anywhere, people feel it everywhere.
Conservation International’s Mission:
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International(CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
For nearly three decades, CI has worked to ensure the world’s most important forests are protected for future generations. That work has helped to place nearly 40 million hectares (nearly 99 million acres) of forests under protection.
CI has been working to make the sustainable use of forests the foundation of healthy societies around the world. They’re carrying out science that’s helping to better understand forests’ value, and they’re working with local communities to test new ways of conservation that provide more benefits to people.
Find out more about Conservation International and how you can help create a healthier, more prosperous, more productive planet at Conservation International Forests.
Friday, May 1, 2015 | By Sahari McCormick | No Comments
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 www.conservation.org
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | By Sahari McCormick | No Comments
Every human life on Earth depends on a natural world capable of supporting our needs. But we are taking more from nature than it can replace, weakening the Earth’s ability to provide the clean air, fresh water and food we depend on. That is why Conservation International (CI) is working at every level — from remote villages to the offices of presidents and CEOs — to help move whole societies toward a healthier, more sustainable development path that values and accounts for nature’s role in our well-being.
Take the Pledge
Recognize that we are nature.
Recognize that nature gives us the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and much, much more.
Recognize that without people who raise their voices to protect the planet, we’ll continue to take more from nature than nature can give.
Help turn the tide.
Pledge to protect the planet that provides.
Pledge to spread this message to your friends, family and neighbors — so they, too, can understand and appreciate nature’s value.
Learn more at conservation.org