From the Amazon to Africa, and all around the world, communities are on the front lines of conservation.
Whether it’s in a skyscraper or on a cul-de-sac, most people on Earth live in urban areas. But many people also live close to the forests, grasslands and oceans that benefit us all. These communities have valuable knowledge about how to live in harmony with nature.
Unfortunately, nature’s destruction will hit them first — and hardest. Already, threats like deforestation, overfishing and climate change are undermining their ability to protect the very habitats that provide everyone with food, water and clean air.
Conservation International is working to turn this around. We’re connecting communities to funding, training and technology — so that protecting nature also protects their livelihoods.