Conservation International, (CI) was founded in 1987 as a private non-profit organization for the purpose of protecting Earth's biodiversity, “Hot Spots”, forests, wilderness areas, marine ecosystems and animal ecosystems. Today, CI employs hundreds of researchers, conservationist and technicians around the globe to achieve the goals of CI. CI has created strategic partnerships with the private sector to promote conservations, like Wal-Mart and Starbucks.
Climate change doubles cost of conserving nature
Climate change will make conservation of biodiversity, and all the associated human benefits such as clean water and clean air, more challenging and expensive, with costs increasing by more than 100 percent in some cases, ...
NREL Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ethanol producers are racing to come up with ways to make ethanol from cellulosic biomass that are cheaper and easier to produce than current ...
World's 500+ alliance for zero extinction sites provide wealth of tangible benefits to the human species, too
A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE assessed, for the first time, more than 500 Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites around the world to review the potential and realized benefits which conserving these ...
A new chemical method for distinguishing between farmed and wild salmon
Wild salmon and farmed salmon can now be distinguished from each other by a technique that examines the chemistry of their scales.
Depletion of the body snatchers: Bad news for marine environment
A recent study conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has determined that 20 percent of hagfish species are at an elevated risk of extinction*. Scientists warn that this figure could be much higher.
Extinction threat growing for mankind's closest relatives
Mankind's closest relatives – the world's monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some literally being eaten into extinction.
Carbon projects first to reach verification status for well regarded CCB standards
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) announced that the first two carbon forestry projects have reached verification status against the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, meaning that the ...
World's only captive hairy-nosed otter gets new home
The world's only known hairy-nosed otter in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today.
New study reveals large scale conservation essential
Scientists were surprised with findings of a recent study that reveals many animal species believed to persist in small contained areas actually need broad, landscape level conservation to survive.
Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area
The southeast Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, home to some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, has created its first national conservation area to preserve forever a swath of pristine tropical forest ...