Conservation International

People depend on nature for many things. A stable climate. Clean air. Fresh water. Abundant food. Cultural resources. And the incalculable additional benefits the world’s biodiversity provides. Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all.

Yet economic and infrastructure development, which are so necessary for human well-being, can also have serious impacts on nature. That is why CI is working at every level – from remote villages to the offices of presidents and premiers – to help move whole societies toward a smarter development path.

Through science, policy and field work, we're applying smart solutions to protect the resources that we all depend on. We help communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come.

Members

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The State of the World's Mangroves 2022

The State of the World's Mangroves 2022 highlights Global Mangrove Alliance members work and outlines important new research findings and policy developments. It also shines a spotlight on mangrove restoration, including research, tools, and stories from the field.

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Data update to Global Mangrove Watch

The primary source of information on mangroves status and extent –used by scientific bodies, think tanks like the World Resources Institute, project developers and international and regional policymakers, including government bodies, and the UN –the Global Mangrove Watch platform (GMW), has been updated with the latest data to 2020.

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LEDS in Practice: Boost ecosystem resilience

This publication gives an overview of the benefits of low emission development strategies (LEDS) for ecosystem resilience.

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NDM

Assessing Vulnerability in the Namakwa District

This study used statistical climate modeling to generate climate change scenarios for NDM. These feed a variety of recommendations for adaptation. 

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Village on coast, marine life drawn in sea

Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments

A facilitator's guide to help sustain community benefits through management for fisheries, ecosystems and climate change.

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Adapting to A Changing Climate

This guide is designed for practitioners working within and with local governments and communities that normally facilitate capacity development at the community or local level.

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