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Accurate Measurement of Tropical Forest Canopy Heights and Aboveground Carbon Using Structure From Motion Unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly used to monitor forests. Three-dimensional models of tropical rainforest canopies can be constructed from overlapping photos using Structure from Motion (SfM... Journal articles
The Future of Conservation website The Future of Conservation website has been supported by the CCI Collaborative Fund. For more information, visit the project page GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey.... Website resource
The global conservation movement is diverse but not divided Biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, making the conservation movement of critical importance for life on Earth. However, recent debates over the future of conservation have been... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2019? Our ninth assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider is likely to have consequences for ecologists or the environment. We review issues ranging from a global scale, those in the... Journal articles
Unconditional Transfers and Tropical Forest Conservation: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Sierra Leone Unconditional conservation payments are increasingly used by conservation non-governmental organizations to further their environmental objectives. One key objective in many conservation projects... Journal articles
The consequences of land sparing for birds in the United Kingdom Land sparing has been proposed as a strategy to reconcile biodiversity conservation with agricultural production, with empirical studies on five continents indicating that most species would benefit... Journal articles
The Sustainable Development Goals Tool The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) tool is aimed at people working in the field of biodiversity and conservation to make it easier to engage with the 169 targets which underlie the UN's 17... Toolkits
The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming How we manage farming and food systems to meet rising demand is pivotal to the future of biodiversity. Extensive field data suggest that impacts on wild populations would be greatly reduced through... Journal articles
Assessing the Progress of REDD+ Projects towards the Sustainable Development Goals Almost a decade since the establishment of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), this study investigates the extent to which REDD+ projects are delivering on the promise of... Journal articles
The pollination deficit: Towards supply chain resilience in the face of pollinator decline As a society we are increasingly dependent on pollinators. The proportion of global agricultural production that depends on pollinators has increased four-fold since 1961. Much of this dependence is... Working papers and reports
The Pollinator Deficit: Towards supply chain resilience in the face of pollinator decline - Business risk resource pack Business risk resource pack produced by the project team for the Collaborative Fund project Conserving wild pollinators and increasing food security by strengthening the sustainable management of... Talks and presentations
Plastics in the Ocean: Challenges and Solutions With around eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans each year, recent estimates suggest that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Its presence on shorelines, in... Workshop proceedings
Integrating Climate Change Science into Ecosystem-based Management Overview The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) are convening a series of short workshops focused on science-policy interactions within topical conservation... Workshop proceedings
Know your neighbor: The impact of social context on fairness behavior Laboratory experiments offer an opportunity to isolate human behaviors with a level of precision that is often difficult to obtain using other (survey-based) methods. Yet, experimental tasks are... Journal articles
Modelling biodiversity trends in the montado (wood pasture) landscapes of the Alentejo, Portugal Context Montados are dynamic agroforestry systems of southern Portugal, with high economic and ecological values. Changes in land use and cover have important implications for landscape-level... Journal articles
PRISM evaluation toolkit PRISM is an evaluation toolkit to help conservation practitioners improve the way they evaluate the outcomes and impacts of conservation projects. PRISM has been developed by a collaboration of... Website resource
Where are commodity crops certified, and what does it mean for conservation and poverty alleviation? Voluntary sustainability standards have expanded dramatically over the last decade. In the agricultural sector, such standards aim to ensure environmentally and socially sustainable production of a... Journal articles
Towards modelling functional connectivity at the global scale Presentation by Andy Arnell and Konstantina Spiliopoulou at the Cambridge Conservation Forum symposium, regarding the CCI Collaborative Funded project 'Protected Area connectivity: an assessment for... Talks and presentations
Bird and bat species’ global vulnerability to collision mortality at wind farms revealed through a trait-based assessment Mitigation of anthropogenic climate change involves deployments of renewable energy worldwide, including wind farms, which can pose a significant collision risk to volant animals. Most studies into... Journal articles
Connectivity Conservation and Modelling Connectivity Conservation and Modelling: A framework for assessing functional connectivity at a global scale using a representative sample of species. Master’s Thesis by Konstantina Spiliopoulou,... Other documents
Horizon scan of pressures on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction This horizon scan, reviews the historic trends, current status and future projections of three key pressures on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The three pressures are:  Physical... Working papers and reports
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Legal options for a new international agreement The aim of this work is to support States participating in the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Preparatory Committee meetings by presenting options for the content of the legal instrument... Working papers and reports
Biodiversity and natural capital: introductory document This document provides an introduction to the idea of framing nature as 'natural capital', and introduces some of the challenges around fitting biodiversity into this concept. The document then goes... Handouts and booklets
A Conservation Agenda for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Legal Scan In an effort to better understand how a bespoke international legal instrument might be drafted to protect Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), this legal scan does two things: 1) it... Working papers and reports
#EarthOptimism at the David Attenborough Building: what the media said On 22 April 2017 the Cambridge Conservation Initiative hosted #EarthOptimism Cambridge, part of a global celebration of successful nature conservation, with a focus on hope and optimism about the... Popular articles
Market System Selection Tool Over the years, conservation organisations have made significant investments in ‘alternative livelihoods’ to try to compensate people for restricted access to natural resources and/or to incentivise... Toolkits
Paper: Building organisational capacity for Participatory Market System Development in Conservation This paper, Participatory Market System Development (PMSD) in conservation: Learning from early experiences, is designed to capture and share reflections and lessons learnt from the early stages of... Handouts and booklets
Correlates of long-term land-cover change and protected area performance at priority conservation sites in Africa The loss of natural habitats is a major threat to biodiversity, and protected area designation is one of the standard responses to this threat. However, greater understanding of the drivers of... Journal articles
A. G. Leventis celebration video On the afternoon of Tuesday 14 March CCI hosted a celebration for the A. G. Leventis Foundation, to recognise the significant support the Foundation, and particularly Mr A.P. Leventis, have given to... Video
Pollination risk in supply chains A workshop was held with Mars as part of CCI Collaborative Funded Project 'Conserving wild pollinators and increasing food security by strengthening the sustainable management of company supply... Talks and presentations