The world's growing population -- expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 -- is predicted to double demands on our planet's dwindling supply of food, fresh water, energy and other resources we can't live without.
These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.
Conservation International's corporate engagement practices have been attacked recently in a so-called "sting." At CI, we take our mission to protect the environment very seriously.
Here are the facts.