Conservation International's 25th anniversary
Conservation International (CI) is celebrating 25 years of protecting nature for the well-being of humanity.
Founded in 1987 on the belief that science, economics and local communities all play vital roles in international conservation, CI works in more than 30 countries worldwide with more than 1,000 partners in the public, private and independent sectors — from indigenous groups and community leaders to captains of industry and heads of state.
Through innovative approaches to conservation science, partnership and field demonstration, CI has for 25 years empowered societies to value and protect the natural world that sustains us all — from breaking new ground by signing the first-ever debt-for-nature swap agreement with the government of Bolivia in its first year, to collaborating with the leaders of 15 Pacific Island nations to better protect and manage an area of ocean the size of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, combined, in the last year.
Follow Us on Twitter
Like Us on Facebook
Where We Work
The planet is our backyard. The planet is our office. Explore and see how we're protecting the most valuable places on Earth.
View a map »
Humanity Needs Nature
We work to ensure everyone has a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides.
Watch our video »
See the progress of our work through the years, including our very first annual report, published in 1988.
Learn more »
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
Working to secure a stable global climate.
Understanding and protecting the sources and flows of fresh water.
Ensuring nature's ability to provide food for human needs.
Minimizing environmental pressures on human health.
Valuing the role of nature in human cultures.
Safeguarding the unknown and as-yet undiscovered benefits that nature provides.