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Conservation International Joins unite4:good Movement as a Founding Affiliate to Create a Better World

Joining Forces to Conserve Natural Resources Contributes to unite4good's Core Mission of Promoting Acts of Kindness, Charity, Awareness or Environmental Friendliness

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- Adding to its growing coalition of visionary partners, unite4:good today announced that Conservation International has joined its movement as a founding affiliate. Founded by Anthony Melikhov, unite4:good is committed to creating a kinder world and spreading its core message of "inspire:empower:share:love." The non-profit organization seeks to promote positive action, so all of humankind will see a day when the number of people who want to help outnumber those who need it.

"There is a direct connection between natural resource conservation and economic, national and global security," said Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International. "Joining forces with unite4:good will help strengthen our efforts to raise awareness, build support and inspire action on behalf of environmental sustainability and improved livelihoods for people everywhere."

Founded in 1987, Conservation International is an international not-for-profit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, with programs in more than 30 countries worldwide. Consistent with the goals of unite4:good, CI works to protect the world's natural resources and essential services such as freshwater, food and life-saving medicines that nature provides for the long-term benefit of humanity.

"Too often we take our natural resources and the soil below our feet for granted," said Melikhov. "It takes committed organizations like Conservation International to remind us how blessed we are. I'm eager for us to work alongside them to further our mission and to ignite positive change, including actions to promote a healthy environment."

Please join the conversation online at Facebook: facebook.com/unite4good.org & Twitter: @unite4good using hashtag #unite4good.

About unite4:good
is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways -- we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org

About Conservation International
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of people. CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and has more than 800 staff, 30 offices and 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, please see www.conservation.org or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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