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Conservation International

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Nature Is Speaking is Conservation International’s invitation to the human race to listen to nature. Nature is essential to every aspect of human life and well-being. People are taking more from nature than it has to give, and as a result, we’re putting our own lives on the line.

Nature’s message to humanity is simple: Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.

Imagining a healthy, prosperous world where societies forever commit to caring for and valuing nature.  

Since 1987, Conservation International has worked to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity.

Combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy and finance, they’ve helped protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across more than 70 countries.

Today, with offices in more than two dozen countries and a worldwide network of thousands of partners, their reach is truly global.


    Conservation International protects forests that absorb and store climate-warming carbon by working with businesses and governments to account for their impacts on forests; enabling private investment in forest protection initiatives; and helping local and Indigenous communities protect forests on their lands.


    They seek to double the world’s ocean area under protection while innovating new ways to sustain marine fisheries. This is done by helping countries secure and monitor their waters; enabling the inclusion of coastal habitats in climate policies; and disrupting damaging practices in the seafood sector.


    Conservation International promotes self-sustaining, conservation-based economies in areas with the most importance for people and nature. They do this by creating new conservation funding models and production models for commodities, balancing demand with protection of essential natural resources.

Nature is life: The air we breathe,
the water we drink, the food we eat —
it all comes from nature.

  • Why This Matters

    Human beings are part of nature. Nature is not dependent on human beings to exist. Human beings, on the other hand, are totally dependent on nature to exist.

    The growing number of people on the planet and how we live here is going to determine the future of nature. And the future of us. Nature will go on, no matter what. It will evolve. The question is, will it be with us or without us?

  • What You Can Do

    It doesn’t matter if you’re an American, a Canadian, or a Papua New Guinean. You don’t even have to be particularly fond of the ocean or have a soft spot for elephants. Just come together to do what needs to be done. Because if we don’t, nature will continue to evolve. Without us.

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