Conservation International's mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.To learn more, visit www.conservation.org
How do you make money from trees by NOT cutting them down? In the last installment of our three-part radio series airing on stations across the country this month, CI’s Jennifer Morris, Senior Vice President of the Ecosystem Finance Division, and Toby Janson-Smith, Senior Director of Forest Carbon Markets in CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, answer this question and others centering around the connections between forests and climate change.
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Conservation International (CI) CEO Peter Seligmann discuss the growing environmental movement and the many ways we can all go green – including joining Team Earth.
George Meyer (producer and writer of "Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live" fame) and Claude Gascon (Conservation International's Executive Vice President of Field Models) discuss their shared passion for frogs, and how amphibians can serve as the proverbial "canaries in a coalmine" for climate and freshwater issues.
As an aerial survey specialist, Daniel Juhn flies over the most beautiful places on Earth. He assesses forests and areas under threat. Forests are the "lungs of the earth" in that they release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, reducing greenhouse gases that cause global climate change. 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the burning and clearning of forests, yet forests are cleared at about a rate of one acre per second. Learn more at http://www.conservation.org/forests
People are eating sharks more often than sharks are eating people. Demand for shark fin soup, mostly in Asia, has caused drastic decline in shark populations. Nearly 26 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. Learn more about our tracking and conservation efforts and how you can make smart seafood choices at
Decades of war have had a devastating effect on the Congo region. Not only the people of this region, but the gorillas and the habitat on which they rely. The Tayna Center for Conservation Biology is training the next generation of conservationists in the Congo and is the nation's only community-run conservation university. Learn more at: http://www.conservation.org/Campaigns/Lost_There_Felt_Here/
The Kayapó maintain a traditional way of life and protect one of the world's most important rainforests at the same time. Just as they need the forest intact to live, so do we need it to mitigate climate change and provide a wealth of biodiversity to the world. Learn more about the Kayapó Nation at: http://www.conservation.org/Campaigns/Lost_There_Felt_Here/
The Apu Pachatusan glacier in Peru provides fresh water to the communities at the base of the glacier. Learn more about its importance at: http://www.conservation.org/FMG/Articles/Pages/forests_water_mountain_peru.aspx
Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black speaks for real-life pandas in this video from the Kung Fu Panda DVD. As part of the launch for the Kung Fu Panda DVD in Los Angeles, DreamWorks Animation and Conservation International announced a new partnership. DreamWorks will donate $1 million to Conservation International and its partners to jump start a new plan to save wild pandas in China. Pandas are one of the worlds most beloved and recognizable species but they are endangered, with wild panda numbers a...