When the forest is destroyed, we lose the water, oxygen and carbon storage it supplies. Join Conservation International & SC Johnson, A Family Company in the fight to protect this vital resource. #UnderTheCanopy

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Take a peek inside the filming of Conservation International’s #UnderTheCanopy.
The forest provides 20% of the world’s breathable oxygen and contributes to biodiversity by supporting more species of plants and animals than anywhere else on earth. #UnderTheCanopy

Go Under the Canopy

Stand beneath the Amazon rainforest’s soaring trees and encounter its wildlife. Saving the Amazon is not an option — it is a necessity. #UnderTheCanopy

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To celebrate Conservation International’s 30th anniversary, we’re launching an occasional blog series in which CI staff reflect on moments of insight or discovery that paved the way for their careers in conservation.

Blog editor Molly Bergen kicks off the “’Aha’ moment” series with a story about how a brief academic detour in primatology led her to rekindle her interest in the monkeys’ human...
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‘Aha’ moment: A missing link in an island forest

Conservation International just launched a new fellowship that joins world leaders with some of the most innovative minds in conservation.

Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship

Romance may be a complicated matter for us humans, but it's even more so for some of our animal friends. Conservation International’s own Russ Mittermeier, a renowned primatologist and naturalist, shares some unusual mating habits seen in nature on #ValentinesDay.

Animal love: 8 weird ways species get it on

Love forests, or know someone who does? Protect an acre of forest on behalf of someone for #ValentinesDay & SC Johnson, A Family Company will match it.

Protect an Acre

As part of a team that spent 26 days filming #UnderTheCanopy in some of the Amazon region’s most pristine places, Conservation International filmmaker John Martin recounts 10 of the trip’s craziest moments, from mudslides to unexpected wildlife encounters.

Mud, parrots and parasites: Filming the rainforest in virtual reality

The Amazon region is home to 10% of the world’s known species. Give now to protect their home & have it matched by SC Johnson, A Family Company >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]
Don’t miss Lucas Bustamante’s takeover of Conservation International’s Instagram account, starting tomorrow. Follow along as the award-winning photographer shares his unique view into the filming of “Under The Canopy.” Be sure to follow @ConservationOrg on Instagram now and don’t miss a single moment #UnderTheCanopy.

Conservation International on Instagram

The forests of Amazonia produce 20% of the world’s breathable oxygen. It’s up to all of us to protect it. Protect an acre now & SC Johnson, A Family Company will match it >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]
Take a jaunt behind-the-scenes with JauntVR, our virtual reality production crew, and Conservation International staff during the filming of #UnderTheCanopy, then watch the full film >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]
From sea-level rise to the exotic pet trade, here’s some news you might have missed from the world of conservation.

What we’re reading: Dangers of the pet trade, hope for the Arctic

The Amazon rainforest continues to lose an area of forest more than 1.5 times the size of Yellowstone National Park each year. It’s up to us all to protect it. Protect an acre now and @SC Johnson will match it >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]
The next three years are critical for our climate — and for the Amazon rainforest as well. Conservation International’s goal is to achieve zero net deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 2020. Here’s how.

Stopping deforestation in the Amazon by 2020? It’s possible

Conservation International and SC Johnson, A Family Company are teaming up to save the Amazon rainforest. When you protect an acre of forest, SC Johnson will match it and protect another acre. Double your impact now >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]
Our partners at Misool and the Misool Foundation in Raja Ampat, Indonesia just launched their new website >>
“Indigenous and tribal people of Suriname are the first, best and last guardians of our forest. They have lived there for centuries, they know how the forest behaves and they are the first to know when something is wrong.”

Indigenous-led conservation takes center stage in ‘Under the Canopy'

Thank you to the MacArthur Foundation, SC Johnson, A Family Company, Tiffany & Co., HP, JauntVR, and actor Lee Pace for helping us bring you #UnderTheCanopy. Experience the Amazon now >> [ Ci-intl.org Link ]