Conservation International (CI) applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents to help people find economic alternatives without harming their natural environments. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development - one that considers and values nature at every turn.
Country and Regional Programs$58m
Every person deserves to live in a healthy and prosperous world. CI implements country and regional programs that demonstrate how conserving and valuing nature results in positive impacts for people. These programs provide insights, lessons and successes that are scaledup and amplified through innovative policies, new economic activities, capacity building and communications. CI conducts these on-the-ground demonstrations in africa, asia and the americas. Our core message is that conserving the nature and ecosystems that benefit humanwell-being over the long-term depends on our ability to develop sustainably.ci has an active presence in 52.49 million hectares across 127 terrestrial protected areas globally. CI also has an active presence in 411.30 million hectares throughout 163 marine protected areas.
CI's grantmaking division is made up of four programs: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Conservation Finance Division (CFD), Global Environment Facility (GEF) agency, and Green Climate Fund (GCF) agency. CEPF is a global program that provides grants to nongovernmental organizations and other private sector partners to protect critical ecosystems. CEPF's grants are guided by regional investment strategies developed with stakeholders; target biodiversity hotspots in developing and transitional countries; go directly to civil society groups to build this vital constituency for conservation alongside governmental partners; create strategic working alliances among diverse groups, combining unique capacities and eliminating duplication of efforts; and achieve results through an ever-expanding network of partners working toward shared goals. CFD offers financial mechanisms to support field-level conservation and ensure economic benefits to local communicites. CFD creates alliances with large-scale donors and corporations to make entrepreneurship a tool in building the conservation strategies of tomorrow. CFD pioneers ways for indigenous groups and local communities in developing countries to directly benefit from becoming responsible stewards of nature's gifts. The CI-GEF agency serves as a transparent and responsive intermediary between the GEF and CI's global partners. The agency designs and implements a portfolio of projects to achieve global environmental benefits and support the needs of partner countries. It seeks to develop inclusive and country-driven projects, to make efficient and effective use of GEF resources, and to operate in a flexible manner to ensure responsiveness to partners and maintain the ability to rapidly leverage strategic opportunities that align with the agency's strategic results framework. CI's Green Climate Fund (GCF) agency works directly with project proponents, governments, and partners to develop high quality funding proposals and oversee implementation of GCF-funded projects. These projects seek to promote a paradign shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development in line with national priorities. CI-GCF ensures that these projects achieve positive climate outcomes while adhering to GCF policies and procedures.this year the grantmaking division made 178 new grant commitments to partner organizations.
Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science$8.6m
Science is the cornerstone of everything we do. It helps us identify where to work and where every dollar spent will have the maximumimpact. Our priorities are to use science to identfy and value the most important areas of nature for people, monitor and evaluate nature-people linkages, assess nature-based solutions to climate change, and generate global insights about the relationships between nature and people. During the year, 35 peer-reviewed articles were published including in top-ranked scientific journals.
CI's brand & communications division raises awareness and increases support for the organization's mission and role as a trusted advisor to government and business leaders, policy makers, academics and others. This division develops and disseminates printed and electronic information products, maintains CI's website, and supports CI's participation in international conferences that set global policy on environmental issues, such as the united nations framework convention on climate change and the convention on biological diversity.
Center for Oceans$5.2m
Our oceans priorities cover the development of a new gold standard for ocean health, the ocean health index, and its adoption by countries and organizations, advancement of the world's largest ocean conservation initiative, the pacific oceanscape, comprehensive management of oceans through seascapes, improved food security and livelihoods from sustainable fisheries, and increased carbon sequestration of so called blue carbon.
Policy Center for Environment and Peace$5.1m
The Policy Center for Environment and Peace at Conservation International partners with governments, institutions and communities to help them better understand and value the role that nature plays in creating peaceful and prosperous societies. We work with governments and other partners to put better policies and the necessary financial resources in place to maintain healthy ecosystems for the collective benefit of people.the policy center builds upon Conservation International's many years of scientific knowledge, practical experience, and technical and financing expertise to form partnerships with governments, businesses and communities. Together, we develop innovative strategies to better protect ecosystems; influence policy and investment decisions to implement these strategies on the ground; and share best practices with decision-makers to increase our impact on a global scale.
Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB)$4.4m
CELB engages with corporations to minimize environmental and social impacts and to harness private sector ingenuity to promote healthy ecosystems and human well-being. CELB is a catalyst for innovation, convening corporate and environmental leaders to break new ground in the development of green business models and global commitments to healthy ecosystems and sustainable growth. CELB aims to transform markets, ensure sustainable supply chains and accelerate the protection of critical ecosystems.