Biodiversity is essential to the well-being of our planet. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing the greatest loss of species in human history. CI and its partners are working together around the world to stop the rapid species extinction.
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Each of the 34 biodiversity hotspots faces extreme threats and has already lost at least 70 percent of its original natural vegetation. They are the richest and most threatened places on Earth.
CI's first expedition to the Foja Mountains uncovered many new and "missing" species, including the mysterious and legendary Berlepsch's Six-wired Bird of Paradise (Parotia berlepschi).
CI and its partners in China received 1 million dollars from partner DreamWorks Animation to fund the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding or, more commonly, the panda base.
CI’s Dr. Jatna Supriatna is on the front-lines in Java helping to protect and increase gibbon numbers while raising the profile of their plight internationally.