conservationorg

conservationorg

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

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Conservation International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Moore Center for Science, Dr. Daniela Raik shares what inspired her to become a scientist. #WomenInScience #MeetAScientist

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Natural capital — the sources of the benefits that nature provides, such as flood control, carbon storage and biodiversity — makes up almost half of the wealth in developing nations, according to a report published earlier this year by the World Bank. . . . Low-income countries are often the most reliant on natural capital, and the most at risk of losing it to unsustainable development and population growth. To gauge your impact on nature, you have to measure it. That’s where NASA comes in. . . . Through a new three-year partnership between the U.S. space agency and Conservation International, the two organizations will map ecosystems to measure natural capital, giving decision-makers the information they need to grow sustainably. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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Meet the Papua New Guinean community using traditional conservation practices to combat climate change and protect their coral reefs. Click the link in our bio for the full #GwalaRising story.

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conservationorg4 days ago

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir . . . . #forest #wilderness #protectnature #weneednature

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conservationorg5 days ago

Environmental jargon is everywhere these days. Conservation International's Human Nature blog looks to make sense of it in our explainer series we’re calling “What on Earth?” . . . In this installment, we break down “conservation agreements,” an approach that helps conserve biodiversity while improving the quality of life for local communities. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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conservationorg7 days ago

To understand how to feed the world, we first need to understand the land — how healthy it is, what threats it faces, how people are using it. In partnership with NASA and Lund University in Sweden, Conservation International (CI) is combining satellite images and data to prevent land degradation. . . The result? Trends.Earth, a free, open source online tool available to everyone from scientists to governments to help countries evaluate the status of their soil and to make the best decisions for their land — and for the people that depend on it. . . Human Nature sat down with Tristan Schnader, Vital Signs Senior Project Manager at CI, and Alex Zvoleff, data science director at CI, to break down the tool and how world leaders are already using it. Click the link in our bio.

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conservationorg8 days ago

Did you know that Pangolins are the world’s MOST illegally trafficked animal? This #WorldPangolinDay, make a difference by speaking up. . . . Help us raise awareness to help end wildlife trafficking by clicking the link in the bio.

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conservationorg9 days ago

Happy #ChineseNewYear!

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conservationorg9 days ago

New laws on the sale of ivory and the speculation that more countries plan to crack down on the ivory market have made headlines recently. Click the link in our bio to learn about Conservation International experts react to the latest news.

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conservationorg10 days ago

One of these things is not like the other... Happy #HippoDay!

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Protected areas in Brazil that are deforested are more likely to subsequently lose legal protections, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. . . . "It's a vicious cycle," said Mike Mascia, Senior Director, Social Sciences at Conservation International and co-author of the study. "If a protected area has suffered from deforestation, then it becomes vulnerable to loss of legal protections. And if a government scales back some or all legal protections, then the remaining forest may be even more vulnerable to the forces that led to deforestation in the first place." Scientists refer to these legal changes as PADDD, which stands for protected area downgrading, downsizing or degazettement, says Mascia. "A very fresh and well-known example is what happening to Bear's Ears National Monument, in Utah. President Trump reduced the size of Bear's Ears - that's PADDD. Now that area is open for mining." For the full study, click the link in our bio.

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conservationorg11 days ago

It’s #ValentinesDay, when thoughts turn to romance — a complicated matter for us humans, but even more so for some of our animal friends. In honor of the holiday, @ConservationOrg’s Human Nature blog updated our list of the more colorful mating habits of the animal kingdom, including which species like to be wined and dined and which species will cheat only if they’re drunk. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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conservationorg12 days ago

From ivory to national monuments, nature has already made headlines in 2018. Experts from Conservation International tell us the questions on their minds this year. Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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#Repost @shawnheinrichs with @get_repost ・・・ The passionate @conservationorg community ranger team are working day and night to defend the LAST remaining major nesting beach for Leatherback Turtles in all of the Western Pacific! If this beach is lost, so will the Western Pacific Leatherback Turtles. 🐢😔 By by engaging communities on the front lines of conservation, we can truly turn the tide of destruction and save the last of our endangered marine species. #Repost @hamishdw ・・・ There she glows. The prehistoric, vulnerable & beautiful Leatherback turtle. Exhausted after her long travels & evening of labour. Once gaining strength she will leave her eggs & continue her pelagic movements, joining a current that will bring her as far as Hawaii or even New Zealand. Pic: @shawnheinrichs @conservationorg #tagging #indonesianoceanpride

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Did you know 81% of Americans can’t name a living scientist? In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science today, meet some of @ConservationOrg's [awesome] female science leads. Featured in the photo above (clockwise from top left): (1) Rachel Neugarten, Director, Conservation Priority Setting; (2) Karyn Tabor, Director of Ecosystem Modeling and Early Warning Systems; (3) Aulani Wilhelm, SVP Center for Oceans; (4) Annette Olsson, Scientific Technical Advisor, CI Singapore; (5) Shyla Raghav, Climate Change Lead; (6) Emily Pidgeon, PhD, Senior Director, Strategic Marine Initiatives. . . For more profiles, visit the link in our bio and check out our Instagram Story. #WomenInScience #MeetAScientist

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conservationorg15 days ago

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt — the man in charge of the environmental health of the United States — on Wednesday questioned whether climate change is “necessarily a bad thing.” . . As the saying goes, there are no stupid questions. So, CI's Human Nature blog is here to answer Pruitt’s question with three irrefutable facts about climate change. Check out the link in our bio to learn more.

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conservationorg17 days ago

#Repost @r.e.s.c.u.e with @get_repost ・・・ We're so moved to hear that Kaila is determined to ride 24 km to raise funding for milk for the Reteti herd before she turns 8. Each tin costs 750/- Kenyan Shillings (about $7.50USD). Her goal is to contribute 500 tins. Right now, there are 12 baby elephants and one rhino who go through 60 tins per day, so her contribution will make quite a difference. If you'd like to make a donation in support of Kaila, you can make a contribution through our website (link in profile). Simply click to "Give in Someone's Honor" and note that the donation is being mail in honor of Kaila. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

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conservationorg17 days ago

“We have work to do. We can’t stop.” - Peter Seligmann, Conservation International’s founder & chairman of the board

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conservationorg18 days ago

9,500 saplings (of 14 types of trees) have been planted along the Liyutang Water Reservoir in China as part of a fresh water ecosystem restoration initiative. Other key aspects of the project include: a baseline biodiversity survey, fishpond reform, waste treatment system improvements, and environmental education with local community groups. . . Fresh water is the lifeblood of our planet. No one can survive without it. Click the link in bio to learn how @ConservationOrg is helping transform the way the world manages water. From urban centers like Bogotá to arid landscapes like northern Kenya, we’re promoting clean water for all.

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A recent survey found that 81 percent of Americans could not name a living scientist. At Conservation International, we have lots of scientists you should know. Today, we spoke to Shyla Raghav, CI’s climate change lead, about how she remains optimistic. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #MeetAScientist

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