Conservation International

Conservation International believes that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically.

Our mission is to conserve the Earth's living natural heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.

CI applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity in the hotspots, major tropical wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., CI works in more than 30 countries on four continents.

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» Recent News

Four Tourist Destinations Named Best Worldwide
08 Jun 04 | Conservation International (CI) and National Geographic Traveler magazine announced today the winners of the 2004 World Legacy Award, given to environmental and social leaders in tourism.

2004 Award Winning Teams Pave the Way for Protecting Wildlife
05 Jun 04 | Twenty-nine young teams working on a range of globally threatened species and habitats from 23 countries across the world will be awarded a total of $600,000 this year by the BP Conservation Programme - the most awarded in the programme's history.

BirdLife International Launches Blueprint To Halt Asia's Bird Extinction Crisis
12 Nov 03 | A groundbreaking guide has been launched for governments and civil society to prevent the extinction of Asia's birds, one in eight of which is under threat. The blueprint, Saving Asia's Threatened Birds, was unveiled at a ceremony today in Tokyo.

Japanese Government Joins Fund To Protect Biodiversity Hotspots
06 Jun 02 | The Japanese government announced today its most significant contribution ever to support private conservation groups by joining the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a major endeavor to preserve Earth's most critically endangered and ...

Twelve New Coral and Fish Species Discovered off Madagascar
10 May 02 | At least twelve coral and fish species new to science have been discovered off the northwestern coast of Madagascar in a just-completed marine survey led by scientists from Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS...

Major Conference To Draw World's Top Scientists
03 May 02 | Scientists from around the world will explore the connections between biodiversity, ecosystems and human health, as well as solutions to current environmental challenges. The conference is being organized by the International Society for ...

Intel's Gordon Moore and CI's Claude Gascon To Receive Major Award
19 Apr 02 | Intel Corporation co-founder Gordon Moore and Conservation International Senior Vice President Claude Gascon will be awarded the prestigious Order of the Golden Ark by His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands for their outstanding ...

New Insect Order Discovered for First Time Since 1915
17 Apr 02 | "This discovery is comparable to finding a living mastodon or saber-tooth tiger," said Piotr Naskrecki, Director of Conservation International's new Invertebrate Diversity Initiative, who attended the rediscovery mission and photographed the new ...

Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler Announce the World Legacy Awards
25 Mar 02 | Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler magazine announced today the creation of the "World Legacy Awards." Nature Travel: This award honors a business, organization, or attraction making a positive contribution to the ...

Conservation International Launches Second Biodiversity Reporting Award for Ghanaian Journalists
22 Feb 02 | Ghanaian journalists will again compete for the best article published in the local print media covering biodiversity issues as part of the "Biodiversity Reporting Award" hosted by Conservation International (CI). Vivian Baah, of the League of ...

The Ocean's Top 10 Coral Reef Hotspots Identified For First Time
14 Feb 02 | CABS conducted the study in order to identify priority areas for coral reef conservation. These 10 hotspots account for a tiny 0.017 percent of the oceans, but claim 34 percent of restricted-range coral reef species.

Top 10 Coral Reef Hotspots Fact Sheet
14 Feb 02 | Approximately 30 percent of marine fish species occur on coral reefs. Biodiversity is rapidly "bleeding away" in the coral reef hotspots, 10 regions exceptionally rich in marine species found nowhere else and also facing extreme threat.

Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle Joins Conservation International
31 Jan 02 | Internationally renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle, one of the world's leading advocates for safeguarding the oceans, has joined Conservation International (CI) as Executive Director for Marine Programs and will lead CI's conservation efforts ...

Conservation Alliance Rescues 7,500 Confiscated Turtles
11 Jan 02 | Conservation International today announced it will further support the recent rescue of nearly 7,500 critically endangered turtles, with an online fundraising drive. The shipment, the largest seizure of live turtles in Hong Kong, was transported ...



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