Conservation International compiles organizational and programmatic lessons learned from 10+ years of integrating conflict sensitivity and environmental peacebuilding into conservation.
Conservation International (CI) sees conflict and peace as fundamentally linked to the success of our mission. Building on a decade of experience with conflict, conservation and peace, CI is partnering with PeaceNexus Foundation with the long-term vision that conflict and peace issues are considered integral to CI’s conservation work, sufficient attention and resources are allocated to discussing, managing, and proactively addressing conflict and promoting peace as part of its mission to protect nature, global biodiversity and human well-being. This means considering, analyzing and addressing conflicts and identifying peacebuilding opportunities throughout our business operations.
This document highlights key accomplishments and lessons for CI on this conflict sensitivity (CS) and environmental peacebuilding (EP) agenda, drawing on more than 10 years of experience and the specific opportunities and successes as part of the CI-PeaceNexus partnership since 2018. CI’s dedicated team and cadre of peace and conservation champions around the world have demonstrated commitment and vision to advance the importance of addressing conflict issues in conservation.