Alongside key local stakeholders, we help identify the most iconic and intact natural areas so that they can keep providing for us. The oxygen we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat – they all depend on other forms of life. Without the rest of the planet’s species, there would be no prosperity, no economy, no us. Intact wild places with thriving biodiversity also help absorb the carbon dioxide we emit, mitigating climate change. Not only does nature provide all our goods and services – it also restores us, calms us, and inspires us.
Effective natural resource management with strong long-term revenue streams includes sustainable tourism within protected areas, as well as regenerative agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and fisheries outside protected areas. By providing funding, strategy and technical expertise, we help interested communities, governments, and business partners unleash the potential of conservation-led economies around the world. In addition to helping build smarter supply chains from the ground and water up, we also help multinational companies improve their supply chains and connect them with responsible sources.
Helped create 21 of the largest national parks in the ocean, totaling over 5 million square kilometers to date. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala launched the Pristine Seas project in…Read More
Protecting the natural wonders that sustain life on Earth. A planet in balance is one in which people, the rest of life and economies can all thrive. But with threats…Read More
Changing the conservation conversation from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Since the inaugural Earth Optimism Summit in 2017, more than 60 Earth Optimism events have occurred at Smithsonian…Read More
Moving from a current ocean economy of overexploitation, extraction and abuse to regeneration. The ocean adds $2.5 trillion each year to the global economy, feeds 3 billion people, is home…Read More