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Conservation International


Conservation International (CI) is a global "human" non-profit organization that helps to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet for everyone with the goal of protecting our food, water, climate and livelihood. CI aims at moving entire societies towards a healthier, more sustainable development path.


Don't use up today, what we are going to need tomorrow


Conservation International does not solely focus on one sector or one issue, but tries to find global solutions for global problems. Their approach is based on three elements:

  1. Protecting the places on earth and at the sea that we cannot afford to lose; the places that provide our food, water and air.
  2. Fostering effective governance by working together with governments to ensure that they have the knowledge and tools to enact policies to protect our natural wealth.
  3. Promoting sustainable production by working together with companies and industries in implementing forward-thinking policies.


Nature doesn't need people. People need nature. Our food, our water, our health, our jobs – they all rely on the health of the planet's ecosystems


From its origins as an NGO dedicated to protecting tropical biodiversity, Conservation International has evolved into an organization that works with governments, scientists, charitable foundations, businesses and universities and now has offices in more than 30 countries, more than 1,000 partner organizations and thousands of projects running worldwide. Their fieldwork includes expeditions to remote places that are the strongholds of biodiversity. CI leverages those discoveries and experience to rally public engagement and call on governments to secure the sustainable management of vast swaths of abundant, threatened ocean and sea.


Conservation International is recognized as a financially accountable and transparent organization.


Watch one of the Conservation International movies "Nature is speaking" Harrison Ford is THE OCEAN:




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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Action/campaign organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Knowledge and information, Other (non-profit), Environment
Date of commencement 1987
Founder(s) Peter Seligmann and Spencer Beebe
Legal form Non-profit organization
Continent North America
Country USA
City Arlington, VA
One or several keywords that describe your initiative Nature, sustainability, environment, protect ecosystems, policy influence, conservation, climate change, health, bio-diversity, food security.
Publications Press Releases, Videos, Blog, Campaigns, reports, scientific papers, brochures.
More information Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

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Contact information

Name Conservation International
Address 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Zip/postal code VA 22202
Place Arlington
State/province Virginia
Country United States
Phone +1 703 341 2400 or +1 800 429 5660 (toll-free within USA)



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