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EditPhoto Title:Global Stability
EditPhoto Description:Conserving natural resources promotes stability, helps minimize national and global security risks and provides for the well-being of people.
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EditImage Description:Udzungwa National Park's Sanje Waterfall overlooks farmland that depends on its water.
EditPhoto Credit:© Benjamin Drummond
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The loss of forests, fresh water and fertile soils — and the resulting competition for these increasingly scarce resources — can lead to instability, conflict, radicalization and, in the worst case, failed states.



Why is Global Stability important?

National and global security

Natural resources and the services that they provide — fresh water, food, life-saving medicines — are essential for the stability of societies. Degrading these resources can jeopardize the security of nations and regions.

Jobs and prosperity

Billions of people around the world depend directly on the land and the oceans for their livelihoods. Stable societies are essential for generating long-term employment and income opportunities in tourism, manufacturing, fishing, agriculture and other industries.


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EditResult value:> $7 billion
EditResult field:in illegal wildlife trade per year
EditTitle:Wildlife trafficking
EditText:Wildlife trafficking is a global business valued at more than US$ 7 billion. An estimated 35,000 African elephants were killed in 2012 to feed the global black market for ivory. Money from wildlife poaching and trafficking is directly linked to the funding of dangerous rebel organizations and terrorist networks. These include the Janjaweed militia in Darfur, the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and al Shabaab in Somalia — which is now linked to al Qaeda.

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EditResult value:40%
EditResult field:people who face water scarcity
EditTitle:Water scarcity
EditText:More than 40% of the world’s population currently live in areas where the available water resources do not fully meet people’s needs. A recent assessment by the U.S. Intelligence Community predicts that future water shortages will likely cause declines in food production, undermine local livelihoods and compromise national and global food markets. These destabilizing influences may also lead to political unrest and conflict.

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EditResult field:more food needed by 2050
EditTitle:Threats to food and agriculture
EditText:Based on current demand, scientists predict we will need to double the amount of food we produce to feed everyone on Earth by 2050. But the world’s agricultural productivity and food security are in jeopardy from water depletion, soil erosion, the loss of pollinators and other threats.

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    EditResult value:> 11 million
    EditResult field:tons of illegal fish caught annually
    EditTitle:Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
    EditText:Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices account for more than 11 million tons of fish catch each year. This represents a market value of more than US$ 10 billion annually. These practices create unfair market competition for law-abiding fishermen while also decimating fish stocks and other marine life.

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      EditResult value:> $11 billion
      EditResult field:in revenue to organized crime
      EditTitle:Illegal logging
      EditText:Illegal logging — a source of widespread habitat destruction — is estimated to account for more than 15% of the volume of wood produced globally, a figure that reaches over 50% in parts of southeast Asia, central Africa and South America. The illegal timber trade is estimated to generate at least US$ 11 billion in annual revenue for organized crime.

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      EditText title:Promoting economic, national and global security
      EditText:CI’s DirectConnectionSM initiative works to raise awareness of nature’s vital role in promoting economic, national and global security and improving human well-being. The initiative focuses on educating, and building support among, government and private sector leaders in order to inspire action to ensure the sustainability of natural resources. The program’s outreach efforts focus on the direct connection between international conservation and U.S. economic and national security interests.
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      EditImage Alt Text:Aerial, Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Guyana. © Conservation International/photo by John Martin
      EditCaption Title:Promoting Economic, National and Global Security
      EditCaption Description:There is a direct connection between international conservation and U.S. economic and national security interests.
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      EditCaption Title:Engaging America’s Leaders on Global Conservation Issues
      EditCaption Description:CI provides information and analysis to policymakers on the importance of funding key international conservation programs that are directly connected to U.S. economic and national security interests.
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      EditImage Alt Text:African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Gorom, Cameroon. © CIFOR / Daniel Tiveau
      EditCaption Title:Combating Wildlife Trafficking
      EditCaption Description:To help stop wildlife trafficking, CI has joined forces with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the governments of the United States and Botswana, and other partners.
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      Edit Section subtitle: Harrison Ford, Rob Walton and Wes Bush discuss the direct connection between international conservation and U.S. security interests.
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      Edit Section Title: Shop smart
      Edit Section subtitle: Look for the logos of the Forest Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council when shopping for wood and seafood products.
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      EditNewsletter Title:Keep in touch
      EditNewsletter Message:Get the latest updates on CI’s conservation work delivered to your inbox.
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      EditDonate Message:Donate to CI to protect all the parts of nature we can’t live without.
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      EditTitle:Fresh water
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      EditImage Alt Text:Udzungwa National Park provides the communities that surround it with clean drinking water. © Benjamin Drummond

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      EditTitle:Livelihoods
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      EditImage Alt Text:Fisherman cast a net to catch fish. © Keith A. Ellenbogen

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      EditTitle:Working with Governments
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