Our collaboration with Intel Corporation produced conservation tools that harnessed Intel's technological prowess and CI's scientific expertise.
Beginning in 1994, Intel worked with CI to connect scientists and conservationists around the world by providing state-of-the-art IT tools and training to biosphere reserve managers worldwide, and by introducing conservation science to students through multimedia education.
In 2008, Intel hosted a Second Life Sunflower Campaign to benefit CI. For every sunflower planted on the virtual Intel Island, the company donated a real-world $1 to CI up to $10,000. Sunflowers are a unique species whose blossoms draw lead from the ground – leaving healthier, more fertile soil behind.
Intel was also a member of the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, a group of companies and non-governmental organizations committed to developing tools to combat climate change, while contributing to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Intel supported the continual development of the award-winning Biodiversity Hotspots website, which is the most comprehensive collection of information about biodiversity hotspots available.
Intel also supported the development of "Investigate Biodiversity," an interactive web-based field guide for students and educators.