Conservation International (CI) began as an organization dedicated to preserving natural areas as "untouched relics of the past". But in 1987, all of that changed as CI restated it's mission to include the reality that humans do and will continue to interact with natural areas.
That realization changed the meaning of "conservation", for both CI and the rest of the planet, forever. As CI puts it on their website, "We believe that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically. Our mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature."
Art for Conservation has worked with CI directly and indirectly on a number of projects, including an exhibit for "Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World" and "A Climate for Life", an exhibit on climate change that toured the US. As Conservation International's efforts to preserve the planet's resources forges on, so will the partnership between our two organizations.
To learn more about this enormously influential organization, check out their website listed below.
Conservation International: http://www.conservation.org