Conservation International Field Spotlights

What does CI do in the field? These visual stories showcase some of the various leaders, partners, and innovators that CI works with across the globe so people and nature can thrive.

All were produced through the Sony & CI Visual Storytelling Alliance.

1 - Anote Tong: President, Kiribati / Lifelong Fisherman

President Anote Tong of the Republic of Kiribati, a Pacific Island nation, is leading the formation of the Pacific Oceanscape — an action plan for marine conservation that impacts almost 40 million square kilometers (more than 15 million square miles), a territory larger than Canada, the United States and Mexico combined.

President Tong, also a CI Board Member, explains not only the need to set aside marine protected areas for ensuring food security, but also shares examples of how rising sea levels are dramatically affecting his island nation and his people.

A CI Studios Production
Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field + Sebastian Perry