A manta ray "cleaning station" in the north of Raja Ampat's archipelago, where mantas rays come to have small fishes (mostly wrasses) remove and eat ectoparasites on their bodies. One of the females shown in this video is heavily pregnant. A recent study found that a single manta ray can be worth over US$ 1 million in tourism value over its lifetime; in contrast, a dead animal would fetch less than $500. | Learn more on CI's HumanNature blog: http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/indonesian-government-sinks-vietnamese-shark-poaching-boat-creates-new-dive-site/ Follow CI on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConservationOrg Follow CI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl
Nature Is Speaking
Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.
That’s the message of our provocative, celebrity-studded campaign “Nature Is Speaking.” Our aim is to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive. Our goal is simple: It’s time to change the conversation about nature to focus on what we all have in common: Our shared humanity.
Women on a Mission
A series of short films about women around the world on a mission to save nature.
“VR and nature conservation truly go hand in hand.” — Wareable
From the stunning coral of "Valen's Reef" to the Amazon rainforest of "Under the Canopy" to the savanna of "My Africa," Conservation International uses virtual reality to immerse viewers in vital conservation efforts around the world, and to meet the local heroes who make it possible.
We believe strongly in the power of visual storytelling to educate, inspire and effect change. Conservation International's filmmakers spotlight the people, challenges and successful projects that our programs are pioneering. Watch, share and reach out if you would like to learn more.