On a recent visit to eastern Colombia, I was glad to see that conservation agreements are having an impact.
Conservation agreements motivate people to protect local ecosystems in exchange for community-determined benefits.
I was struck by how much had changed in the Alto Mayo region since my last visit.
How do you encourage people to stop eating endangered species? Give them something they want more.
In the forests of central Africa, CI is working to preserve bonobo habitat while improving local livelihoods.
Overfishing isn’t just an environmental problem — it’s also a social one, as fish is the main protein source for local families.
In Venezuela, CI and Givaudan are working with communities to ethically source the popular fragrance ingredient.
As Liberia struggles to rebuild its economy after civil war, we’re working to ensure that the value of nature is considered.