Conservation International

We work to create a healthy and productive planet for us all―because people need nature to thrive.

Every other Friday, @ConservationOrg 's Photo Editor will share with you their #PhotooftheWeek ! This week's photo is from The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAA serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters. The network include a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. . In this shot, a red-spotted guard crab protects its home and food source, cauliflower coral, in National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. The only U.S. national marine sanctuary located in the Southern Hemisphere, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa protects extensive coral reefs. For more information on NOAA's work, click on the link in our bio, and follow them at @NOAA. #photography #ocean #coral #noaa #marine #crab
“It is not always the fancy kit that rangers need,” said Keith Roberts, executive director for wildlife trafficking at @ConservationOrg. “It is rather the basics that can make all the difference.” In response to this need, @ConservationOrg partnered with @osombrand , a clothing company specializing in sustainable goods, to donate 1,000 pairs of high-quality socks specifically designed for rangers protecting wildlife on the front lines in Africa. Working with the group @forrangers , a nonprofit focused on supporting the welfare of rangers and their families, the custom-designed socks have been sent to conservancies across central and northern Kenya. Learn more about the intiative and what you can do to help wildlife rangers at #ranger #parkranger #socks #wildlife #wildlifetrafficking #africa #kenya
Today, Pope Francis met with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss peacemaking and climate change. Among the gifts the leader of the Catholic faith gave President Trump was a copy of his Laudato Si, the 2015 encyclical on the environment that points to human activity as the main cause of climate change. Scroll for quotes from his encyclical, his @UN address, and his most recent @TED talk on the environment. @ConservationOrg ’s stance on climate change hasn’t wavered in the two years since the pope published his encyclical. In 2015, CI’s CEO, Peter Seligmann, wrote about his hope that the pope’s message marked a watershed moment in environmentalism. Check it out now at #pope #popefrancis #trump #climatechange #peace #conservation #quote
@ConservationOrg ’s sustainable coffee markets director, Raina Lang, traveled to Nicaragua with staff from @McDonalds , a @ConservationOrg & Sustainable Coffee Challenge partner, to learn more about the local challenges facing farmers and the efforts of @McDonalds coffee roasters — the experts that source the company’s coffee from farmers — to address them. Since the mid-1800s, coffee has been central to Nicaragua’s culture and economy. As of 2015, the crop represented 16% of the country’s total exports and generated employment for more than 330,000 people — nearly 20% of the Central American country’s population. As global demand for the beverage grows and climate change threatens to cut suitable growing area in half, @ConservationOrg is working with partners in the coffee industry to find innovative ways to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product through the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. Read the photo essay about their trip by visiting #SustainCoffee #coffee #nicaragua #mcdonalds #sustainable #conservation
Our world is home to an incredible variety of species. Celebrate and pledge to help them today on International Day for Biological Diversity at #InternationalBiodiversityDay #IBD2017 #biodiversity #wildlife #animal #cute #conservation
Of the 41,000+ species on the @IUCN Red List — the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species — 16,000+ of them are classified as endangered species threatened with extinction. What’s wiping them out? Wildlife trafficking, habitat loss, a changing climate — primarily, humans. . But getting listed as an endangered species isn’t a lost cause. Species recovery is possible — and a critical piece of achieving it is conservation work, including protecting areas for habitat. Check out 4 species success stories that offer a glimmer of hope amid the extinction crisis at #wildlife #wildlifetrafficking #deforestation #climatechange #species #science #conservation
Canal zone tree frog (Hypsiboas rufitelus) in the Choco Department of Colombia. #treefrog #frog #reptile #colombia #southamerica #conservation #cute
Don’t let these pictures be the only memories we have left. Today for #EndangeredSpeciesDay , take our wildlife pledge and commit to helping wildlife around the world #species #endangered #animal #conservation #wildlife #cute
When we lose wildlife anywhere, it’s felt everywhere. Take our wildlife pledge to do your part to protect wildlife around the world today in honor of #EndangeredSpeciesDay tomorrow #wildlife #endangered #species #chimp #cameratrap #africa
The @coraltriangle is the global epicenter of marine biodiversity in the tropical waters of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Fiji. The partners working to protect this incredible region are teaming up to encourage you to help us raise awareness about the ubiquity of plastic in our lives – from single use plastic bags to supermarket packaging. Help us say no to plastic by taking a photo or video showing plastic in your everyday life &/or your plastic alternatives using #sayno2plastic & #coraltriangle and win a dive holiday in Borneo, eco break in Bali, underwater dive guides and more at #ocean #plastic #marine #sustainable #conservation
After witnessing an initial decline in the African golden cat population in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, local researchers examined the data collected by @ConservationOrg 's partners @teamnetworkorg and realized that the declines were occurring in areas of heavy tourism traffic. After park managers took advantage of this information and re-routed tourists to alternative trails, researchers began to see an increase in sightings of the African golden cat, which is listed as Vulnerable on the @IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. #wildlifewednesday #wildlife #bigcat #bigdata #cameratrap #conservation #africa
The seafood you buy comes from either a fishing business or an aquaculture (fish farming) operation. What you buy has implications for the health of the ocean, the livelihood of the fisher or aquaculture farmer whose catch you did or didn’t buy, the profits of the commercial business or aquaculture operation — even the number of fish we have left in the sea. . If that feels overwhelming — all you wanted was some shrimp, right? — you’re not alone. we sat down with Jack Kittinger, @ConservationOrg 's senior director of fisheries and aquaculture, to break it all down to help you vote sustainably with your wallet at fish #sustainable #seafood #ocean #marine #aquaculture #fisheries
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