May 14, 2014
Denise Avchen

Conservation International Chief Scientist and ERA Science Board Member Sandy Andelman joins an esteemed panel to discuss Biodiversity and the Earth's Sustainability at the 2014 Global Philanthropy Forum.

In the accompanying video below, Dr. Andelman discusses the need for global accountability and addresses the negative impact that some commercial endeavors have on the environment. 

 

March 19, 2014
Matthew Miller

Conservation International’s Chairman, CEO and ERA Science Board member Peter Seligmann hosted the 18th annual Los Angeles dinner in Beverly Hills last Thursday to honor renowned Los Angeles attorney Skip Brittenham’s commitment to the environmental movement. 

Mr. Seligmann emphasized the importance of identifying and protecting vital natural resources around the world, and encouraging businesses and global leaders to join this critical race to save our planet. 

Dr. Sandy Andelman, Conservation International Chief Scientist and ERA Science Board Member, has focused her efforts on the continent of Africa, to create a dialogue and encourage action to protect their food sources and devise sustainable methods of food production. According to Dr. Andelmen:

 

“Pressure to increase agricultural production has never been greater, with 1 billion people currently undernourished and demand for food production expected to increase 70 per cent by 2050… to prevent unintended environmental consequences of increased agricultural production – particularly in the context of climate – change is needed in the way agricultural development decisions are made and agricultural systems managed.” 

 

The ERA Science team was in attendance along with CI’s Vice Chair Harrison Ford, Walmart Board Chair Rob Walton, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and many other leaders seeking solutions to the environmental crisis. 

The dinner was held at the Montage Beverly Hills, and featured inspiring talks by Mr. Seligmann, Mr. Brittenham, and Mr. Ford.

April 25, 2013

Conservation International's Founder, CEO and an Environmental Research Advocates Board Member, Peter Seiligmann, honored Disney and its commitment to conservation by presenting Disney Chairman Robert Iger with the Global Conservation Leadership Award.

CI's mission statement says it all: " Every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. But our planet is experiencing an unprecedented drawdown of these resources, and it is only by protecting nature and its gifts – a stable climate, fresh water, healthy oceans and reliable food – that we can ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere."

 

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