Conservation International@conservationorg

We work to create a healthy and productive planet for us all―because people need nature to thrive.

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For over 20 years, @conservationorg and @Sony have worked together to advance conservation and human well-being through the power of imagery and stories to share the simple truth that “people need nature to thrive.” We challenge you to share your stories and impact the hearts and minds of people across the world. #WorldStorytellingDay


Traveling for spring break? Go ahead and give climate change a break too by following these tips for reducing your carbon footprint while on the road: (1) Increase your fuel economy by putting air in your tires, changing your air filter and spark plugs;
(2) Whenever possible, book direct flights (as much as ½ the carbon emissions com from the plane’s takeoff and landing!);
(3) Instead of buying brand new clothes for your vacation adventures, buy consignment clothes.
(4) One last easy step: offset the footprint of your trip using our Carbon Calculator tool (see link in bio).


“Even in the United States, we don’t hunt endangered species. If we don’t hunt endangered species here, why do we think it’s ok to hunt endangered species [elsewhere]?” In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” @ConservationOrg CEO Dr. M. Sanjayan said that the recent U.S. decision to review trophy imports on a “case-by-case” basis sows doubt about elephant conservation amid recent successes in clamping down on ivory markets. Click the link in our bio to read the full story. #ProtectElephants


We’re excited to announce that we're teaming up with @PearlJam to mitigate an estimated 2,500 tons of CO2 emissions produced from their upcoming Brazilian tour dates, resulting in 20,600 planted trees in the Brazilian Amazon. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #AmazoniaLive #CarbonNeutral #PJLive2018


Happy Panda Day! Don't forget: to protect pandas, we need to protect their forest habitats. For more about @ConservationOrg's work to protect 🐼s and 🌲in China (+ more Lee Pace), visit the link in our bio.

#PandaDay #China @leeepfrog


How did you participate in #ResponsibleConsumption day today? One way to start participating every day (specifically, every morning), is by choosing to drink sustainable coffee. Not quite sure what sustainable coffee means and/or want to learn more about the #sustaincoffee movement? Visit the link in our bio.


Repost from @ggkenya - Wildlife keeper Lekupania at Sarara Camp gets nibbled for cuddles from orphaned Grevy's zebra at the Sarara Camp (@sararacamp) stables. All the baby animals at Sarara - baby giraffe, zebra, eland, warthogs - absolutely love Lekupania, after all he is their mum! These zebra were orphaned but will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Sarara is on a sanctuary that sits on the 850,000-acre Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, owned by the Samburu community in northern Kenya.
This week as @ConservationOrg’s photographer for #MyAfrica, I’m sharing moments from this fantastic new 3D virtual reality film narrated by Academy Award-winner @lupitanyongo which brings viewers up-close-and-personal with community-led conservation in Samburu, northern Kenya.
#MyAfrica will premiere at @tribeca Film Festival this ‪April 18-29‬ #Tribeca2018, DON’T MISS IT!
👉🏿 Official trailer: ‪‬
My Africa is created by filmmakers @passionplanet and Vision 3, made possible with support from @tiffanyandco Foundation and distribution support from @glassybaby.
@Tribeca @nrt_kenya @amivitale @sararacamp @waldo_etherington @camcampkin @donsounddesign @tusk_org #makemoments #vscokenya
#myfeatureshoot #women #girl #Samburu #canonCNA #visualsoflife #igkenya #toldwithexposure #apjd #community #conservation #elephants #poaching #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dailylife #wildlifecrime #naturelovers #ig_naturelovers #womenphotograph @womenphotograph @canon


Exciting news! Four new aquatic and semi-aquatic species were recently discovered in and around Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains. Of these, a new water bug called “Microvelia penglyi” has been named after @conservationorg’s law enforcement manager, La Pengly, in honor of the help and expertise he provided to the field researchers.


News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar. Click the link in our bio for 3 big stories from last week that you should know, featuring: New study on the effects of hurricane damage on Puerto Rico’s forests, (2) tech companies come together to ban wildlife trafficking, and (3) former New York mayor, Mike Bloomberg, is tapped to become the U.N. special envoy for climate change.


In honor of #InternationalWomensDay this past week, we are spotlighting conservation heroines from around the globe. Visit our InstaStory for links to each woman’s story.

#1: Nolu Kwayimani is working in South Africa to empower women and girls by improving the country’s water supply.

#2: Nolsita Siyang is a farmer and mother of 10, yet she still finds time to patrol her local forest and make sure it's adequately protected. She and other female forest rangers on this remote Philippine island are a force to be reckoned with.
#3: Martha Ntoipo, a @conservationorg 2016 fellow, advocates for women's rights across Tanzania's Maasai community.
#4 Srey Mom Keng, has banded together with fellow female fishers in her Tonle Sap community in Cambodia in search of higher and more sustainable incomes.


Samburu pastoralist Naltwasha LeRipe, of “My Africa,” shows this remote corner of Kenya through the eyes of the women and men who call it home. #MyAfrica #Tribeca2018. Visit the link in our bio to learn more. 📷@ggkenya


In honor of International Women’s Day this week, we asked: what does gender have to do with conservation?
Women and men experience environmental issues differently, and too often, women are excluded from decision-making processes that affect the environments they depend on — including conservation efforts aimed at helping communities adapt to climate change and resource scarcity.
#iwd2018 #internationalwomensday