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Horizon Scanning: 2012 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2012? In this horizon scanning exercise the authors examine topics that are likely to arise in a similar manner to the exercise carried out in 2011. Through this paper the authors hope to enable the... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: 2011 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2011? The authors through this paper aim to identify likely new legislation which may have direct or indirect impacts on ecologists or which might benefit from proactive links with ecologists. They... Journal articles
Gaming for Nature The Gaming for Nature website was created as one of the outputs of the CCI participatory workshop funded project Gaming and Biodiversity Conservation: Assessing the Potential.  Website resource
CCI workshop report: How can incentives for soil carbon management contribute to food security and biodiversity conservation? This workshop explored how payments for soil carbon management might contribute to food production and biodiversity conservation. Workshop discussions were informed by a background paper and five... Workshop proceedings
Policy brief: Incentives for soil carbon management - how can they impact biodiversity and food production? This policy brief was developed through an international CCI Strategic Initiative Workshop that brought together: soil scientists, land economists, agriculturalists, plant scientists and biodiversity... Policy briefs
Conserving biodiversity on farmland - A guide to agriculture extension work This handbook is a revised version of the first edition which was based on results from a research project ““Conserving biodiversity on the modernising farmed landscapes of Uganda”” and the CCI... Working papers and reports
The CCI Strategy 2012-2020 In adopting the CCI strategy 2012-2020, all the CCI partners commit to work more closely together in the belief that this will make a significant difference to biodiversity conservation. To measure... Handouts and booklets, Other documents
Using Artefactual Field Experiments to Learn about the Incentives for Sustainable Forest Use in Developing Economies The authors describe in this paper the implementation of a public goods game and a social intervention modeled after a public goods game in rural Sierra Leone near the Gola Forest Reserve. They also... Journal articles
When Economics Meets Hierarchy: A Field Experiment on the Workings of the Invisible Hand In this working paper, the authors depart from the traditional experimental investigation of neoclassical competitive theory by using the tools of experimental economics in an actual marketplace. ... Working papers and reports
Preparing teaching materials and building capacity in bodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change This talk was delivered during a CCI Forum (February 2012) on how the CCI Collaborative Funded project Teaching materials and building capacity on links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem... Talks and presentations
Financial Costs of Meeting Global Biodiversity Conservation Targets: Current Spending and Unmet Needs This paper published in the journal Science (October 2012) provides robust estimates of the total and additional financing needed for achieving the Aichi Targets. World governments have committed to... Journal articles
Assessing the financial resources needed to implement the strategic plan for biodiversity 2011-2020 This is a final report from BirdLife International and other collaborators which looks at the financial resources needed for Targets 11 and 12 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. This policy report is... Working papers and reports, Policy briefs
CCI Policy Brief: Climate change adaptation for biodiversity This Policy Brief was produced as an output of the CCI Strategic Workshop Funded project Developing a framework to inform climate change adaptation for global biodiversity. Suggested citation:CCI... Policy briefs
CCI Poster: Climate change adaptation for biodiversity This poster was produced and presented at the ‘Planet Under Pressure’ conference in London (March 2012). This poster was one of the outputs from the CCI Strategic Workshop Funded project Developing a... Policy briefs, Workshop proceedings
Exploring whether behavior in context-free experiments is predictive of behavior in the field: Evidence from lab and field experiments in rural Sierra Leone The authors use a sample of subsistence farmers in Sierra Leone as respondents to compare behavior in a context-free experiment (a standard public goods game) and behavior in the field (a real... Journal articles
Diagrams linking drivers, changes in management and the likely winners and losers amongst the Afro-Palearctic migrant bird community A set of diagrams linking drivers, changes in management and the likely winners and losers amongst the Afro-Palearctic migrant  bird community were produced as part of the CCI funded project... Handouts and booklets
Research Briefs: Land use change and migrant birds in the Sahel A set of four research briefs have been produced as outputs of the CCI funded project Reversing the declines of African-Palaearctic migrants: understanding the social and economic factors driving... Policy briefs, Handouts and booklets
Sustainable intensification of agriculture – the role of birds, bees and trees This policy brief is based on results from research carried out between 2006 and 2008 under the project “Conserving biodiversity on the modernising farmed landscapes of Uganda”. The project... Policy briefs
Policy brief: A statement on the potential to secure biodiversity and carbon benefits through trade agreements This statement is the output from a workshop convened by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), on 27th February 2009, on the impacts on biodiversity conservation of the EU sustainability... Policy briefs
Protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at sites of conservation importance across Africa This poster was produced and presented at the ZSL Institute of Zoology symposium Protected Areas - are they safeguarding biodiversity? The symposium held on November 8 and 9th 2012 aimed to provide a... Talks and presentations
CCI Report (in prep): A review of the potential impacts of geoengineering technology on biodiversity and ecosystems In 2012, Shared Challenges funded a review of the potential impacts of geoengineering technology on biodiversity and ecosystems and to identify gaps in our knowledge that need further research. The... Working papers and reports
Horizon Scanning: Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning The authors use Horizon Scanning as an essential tool for environmental scientists if they are to contribute to the evidence base for Government, its agencies and other decision makers to devise and... Journal articles
Review of the evidence base for ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation (EbA) integrate the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services into an overall strategy for helping people adapt to climate change. To date, insight into... Journal articles
Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal This report presents the results of a study which has helped to test a new practical ‘toolkit’ for assessing ecosystem services at the sitescale. The methods used are accessible to non-experts and... Working papers and reports
CCI Report: What do conservation practitioners want from remote sensing? This report identifies the kind of information that conservation practitioners need from earth observation remote sensing data, their general concerns about how remote sensing can be apllied to... Working papers and reports
Research Horizons - The University of Cambridge Research Magazine The February 2012 issue of the University of Cambridge research magazine, Research Horizons, has a special focus on biodiversity conservation and includes articles on a number of CCI collaborative... Popular articles
Optical and SAR sensor synergies for forest and land cover mapping in a tropical site in West Africa The classification of tropical fragmented landscapes and moist forested areas is a challenge due to the presence of a continuum of vegetation successional stages, persistent cloud cover and the... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity The authors identified 100 scientific questions that, if answered, would have the greatest impact on conservation practice and policy. Representatives from 21 international organizations, regional... Journal articles
The unsustainable depletion of ‘natural capital’ and its relevance to business Dr Mike Rands, Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), says there is greater awareness of the importance of ‘natural capital’ among CEOs of businesses in emerging economies... Video
CCI Workshop Report: Exploring the linkages between biodiversity and poverty This workshop discussed biodiversity in the context of poverty alleviation and provided a forum for conservation and development researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss recent and planned... Workshop proceedings

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