Australia bid to drop protected waters the wrong move, experts say

This week, Australia’s parliament will decide whether to scuttle planned protections for its abundant waters.

Behind those iconic golden arches, a commitment to sustainability

McDonald’s committed to making 100 percent of its packaging sustainable by 2025.

What on Earth is the ‘blue economy’?

On the first day of the Economist World Ocean Summit, we break down the “blue economy.”

Remembering conservation visionary Leon Rajaobelina

Conservation International remembers Leon Rajaobelina, longtime head of the Madagascar program.

The price of a dead elephant

In this new piece for Medium, CI CEO M. Sanjayan explains why elephants are worth more alive.

The Bonn climate talks are over — what now?

CI climate experts share their observations on the COP23 challenges and outcomes you need to know about.

At midpoint of UN talks, words of wisdom from 3 climate luminaries

As the first week of COP23 wraps up, Human Nature revisits interviews with three luminaries who are tackling the most pressing climate change issues of today.

What happens to U.S. landscape when protected areas vanish?

In the wake of the Interior Secretary’s recommendations to reduce 10 national monuments, a CI scientist explains what the legacy of that action could look like.

What ‘sustainability’ means to a lifelong coffee farmer

Editor’s note: On National Coffee Day, we’re taking a look at the people who make your morning cup of joe

National Coffee Day: 4 stories you need to read

On National Coffee Day, here are the four stories you need to read.

Coffee’s bitter side: addressing labor conditions

Editor’s note: September 29 marks National Coffee Day in the U.S. Throughout the month of September, Human Nature is publishing a

Indigenous leaders: What we wish Westerners knew

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we’re revisiting an interview with indigenous leaders from around the globe.

Decoding wildlife crime: 3 stories you need to read

The illegal wildlife trade is decimating our most iconic species and threatening our economic and national security.

Tracing tuna from sea to fork

Scientists, businesses and governments are coming together for a common goal: to make all tuna fully traceable by 2020.

On World Oceans Day, Disney’s ‘Moana’ resonates with message of conservation

Traveling aboard Samoa’s traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe, CI connects with communities through the film’s central themes of ocean conservation and Polynesia culture.

Russ Mittermeier awarded Harvard Graduate School’s highest honor

Russell Mittermeier, CI’s executive vice chair, has been honored as one of Harvard University’s Centennial Medalists for 2017.

Special Report: A sea change for seafood?

A new Conservation International special report, “A sea change for seafood?,� details a novel approach that could end human rights violations in the sector.

Pope’s message to Trump: Protect our planet

Among the gifts Pope Francis gave President Trump at their meeting today was a copy of his 2015 encyclical on the environment, “On Care For Our Common Home.”

The 4 stories you’ve got to read this Endangered Species Day

Getting listed as an endangered species isn’t a lost cause — conservation efforts including protecting vital habitat can help species recover.

Demystifying the seafood label: Where your seafood actually comes from

When you buy seafood, your purchase affects fishers, businesses — even the health of the ocean.

Study spawns new method to curb overfishing

A new study offers a clearer picture of whether the ocean’s fisheries can continue to feed humanity into the future.

Climate-induced species migrations could upend human society: study

A new study in Science on climate change’s effect on mass species migration reveals the impact on humans will be monumental.

Key to protecting the ocean? Money and manpower, study finds

There are two keys to protecting our oceans: funding and staff. Without these elements, we’re putting our oceans at risk.