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© Shaun Barnett/Hedgehog House/Minden Pictures
© Shaun Barnett/Hedgehog House/Minden Pictures
CI's Mission

  • Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

CI's Vision

The challenges confronting our global environment and the needs of the world's human populations have never been greater; the future, quite literally, is in the balance.

Every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. But our planet is experiencing an unprecedented drawdown of these resources, and it is only by protecting nature and its gifts – a stable climate, fresh water, healthy oceans and reliable food – that we can ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere.

  • We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.

Armed with a new mission and strategy and inspired by the values that guide us, we aim to influence the course of global development, demonstrating to governments, institutions and corporations alike that a path that values nature is essential for human well-being – and the well-being of all life on our planet.

At a glance

Founded: 1987
Employees: 900+
Global Offices: 30+
Partners: 1,000+ around the world

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