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Conservation International

  • Tracy Farrell
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Abstract

Conservation International (CI) operates in more than 30 countries empowering societies to sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity – building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership, and field demonstration. CI’s Greater Mekong Program over the next 5 years aims to: (a) conserve 1.35 million ha of terrestrial and freshwater systems and 350 km of rivers that produce key ecosystem services (carbon storage, freshwater, food, health, cultural services, and biological diversity) and (b) mainstream the values of the ecosystem services in the national economy making the distribution of the benefits of these services more equitable among people as well as among generations. About 2.75 million people indirectly and 9,000 people directly are expected to benefit from this work.

Keywords

Nongovernmental organization Nature conservation Mekong River International cooperation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Freshwater Conservation ProgramConservation InternationalArlingtonUSA

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