30 Jul '11, 2pm

As global pop. hits 7 billion, poor regions will face big difficulties with food, water. See what CI's doing about it

CI's science, policy and field work focuses on protecting and maintaining the health of the species, habitats and ecosystems that are the building blocks of a healthy planet. Without thriving ecosystems, we cannot guarantee a stable climate, accessible fresh water and sufficient food, limited threats to human health, rich cultural diversity and the innumerable unknown benefits that nature provides. CI focuses on these key areas of human needs because they illustrate the deep links between humanity and nature, maximize the impact of CI’s experience and expertise, and demonstrate the importance of taking a coordinated local, regional and global approach. No single initiative stands alone. CI seeks to address all of these efforts simultaneously and transform our greatest challenges into the greatest opportunity of our time.

Full article: http://www.conservation.org/learn/Pages/initiatives.aspx

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