ABOUT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL ASIA-PACIFIC
People need nature – and for over 30 years, Conservation International has worked to protect it. Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy, and global reach, they empower people to protect the nature that we all rely on for food, fresh water, and livelihoods. In the Asia-Pacific, Conservation International has been implementing conservation programs for over 20 years.
The oceans are the origin and engine of all life on this planet – and they are in extreme peril. Unprecedented sea-level rise and dangerously warming waters caused by climate change are among a list of grim impacts predicted by a recent United Nations report. Immediate and transformative action is needed to prevent the UN’s stark warning from becoming a reality. We need to protect at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean for it to continue to provide food, climate stability, and healthy ecosystems.
Conservation International Asia-Pacific has extensive experience in ocean conservation, working with businesses, governments, and communities to protect the ocean in the region. Using innovative tools, technologies, and approaches to prioritize marine protected areas, fisheries management, and equipping coastal communities with the tools needed to mitigate climate change, Conservation International Asia-Pacific has worked to protect 3.5 million km2 of ocean and their marine scientists have discovered over 1,000 new vertebrate species.