Conservation International partners with governments on local, regional, and national levels around the world to deal with high priority areas of concern. From Brazil to China, from the U.S. to Liberia, we engage nations in a common goal — to preserve natural resources for the benefit of all life on Earth.
This strategy has helped create inclusive, powerful coalitions with government leaders in many nations. While each nation comes to the table with its own goals, priorities, and viewpoints, all strive to protect the natural balance of life on land and in the seas.
Our international efforts have assisted our government partners in overcoming the many challenges they face in balancing conservation with their respective development goals, economic interests, and political realities.
We believe that engaging governments in conservation action is essential to maintain human well-being. Joining together to take action on a global scale is a critical step toward achieving harmony between people and nature. For each is dependent on the other.
There is a direct connection between international conservation and America's economic and national security interests. The unprecedented draw down of critical natural resources poses enormous challenges for the United States and the world. Conservation International is strategically engaging with the U.S. government to impact international conservation policy.
Helping shape international policies is a natural extension of our work. Every day, CI staff is on the ground in 28 countries building personal relationships with local people empowered to enact change. As a result, we're invited to the table when local, regional, and national leaders need guidance crafting environmentally friendly policies. We’re at the ready to help them make responsible choices.
Since 2010, CI Europe has established itself has a trusted adviser of the European Union (EU). With 27 member states and 500 million citizens, the EU is the world’s largest economy and relies heavily on global natural resources. The EU is also the first provider of development assistance and a key player in international policy.