We hope you love sharks as much as we do! Learning about all sharks has probably made you think about your favorite species. There are more than 400 species of sharks in our big blue ocean, so if you were a shark, what kind would you be? How about a tiger shark, or a bull shark, or a lemon shark? What about a whale shark, a hammerhead, or a so-called 'walking' shark? Our marine scientists found this unique species using its fins to move along the ocean floor in the highly biodiverse Bird's Head Seascape of Indonesia several years ago. Through our Seascapes partnerships, and our support of Marine Managed Areas, CI is working to protect all sharks and their ecosystems so that these apex predators can continue to thrive as they have for millions of years, and provide their critical benefits to the ocean and to people. Check out CI's latest video to find out more about some of the most fascinating shark species and to learn why it is so important that we protect them.
Life on our planet originated in the sea; today, the oceans continue to provide countless benefits for all life on Earth. Watch CIs new marine video to learn just how much we owe to these vast habitats, and why we must act to save them before its too late.
Dr. Russ Mittermeier, primatologist and president of Conservation International, put together an expedition team to reach an unexplored corner of South America's Amazon basin. After 35 years of exploring forests in Suriname, Mittermeier is back in this green country attempting to climb a never before explored granite mountain deep inside the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. This one-week-long expedition was no easy task. Hiking 10km daily through untouched native forest, portaging boats and bypassing fast river rapids, discovering a possible new pre-columbian archaeological site, all culminating with the exhilarating climb to the top of the Van der Wijck, a mountain that Mittermeier says no human being had climbed in recorded history.
Field Chronicles is a series where each episode showcases successful CI programs. This episode presents CI's work in expanding marine protected areas in Abrolhos, Brazil, home of the greatest concentration of marine life in the South Atlantic.
Alejandro Callejas is the Under Secretary to the Environment in Chiapas, Mexico. Follow Alejandro and see what significant projects have made Chiapas a force in global conservation and biodiversity.
Sandie Fournier, who works with Ambio in Chiapas, Mexico, talks about her collaboration with CI to encourage payment for environmental services.
Marine biologist, Rodrigo Leao de Moura, talks about his work with CI to create green jobs through ecotourism and the protection of marine species in Abrolhos,
Follow around a Green Turtle at zen speed and see what important and fun activities take place on the average day under wate
Check out the lotus pose on that lemur! Ring-tailed lemurs, found in southern Madagascar, like to spend their mornings bathing in the sun. Learn more about this fascinating species of lemur and what you can do to help
CI's Climate Change Coordinator, Juan Carlos Franco, talks about the threats of Climate Change facing Chiapas, Mexico, and discusses methods that CI is using to take on these challeng