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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
Workshop report: Ecosystem services - past and future projects (February 2012) The workshop was facilitated by Ruth Swetnam and divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The focus of the morning was the presentation of results from the CCI projects related to ecosystem... Workshop proceedings
Research Spotlight on Biodiversity Conservation - University of Cambridge Research webpage CCI is a University of Cambridge Strategic Initiative. The University's research section has a ‘Spotlight Page’ highlighting CCI and other conservation related research and teaching which takes place... Website resource
CCI workshop report: Informing on biodiversity safeguards for REDD+ (19th January 2012) The UNFCCC mechanism on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) presents significant opportunities for the conservation of forest biodiversity. But concerns remain about... Workshop proceedings
Horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011 This review describes outcomes of a 2010 horizon-scan- ning exercise building upon the first exercise conducted in 2009. The aim of both horizon scans was to identify emerging issues that could have... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2012 Our aim in conducting annual horizon scans is to identify issues that, although currently receiving little attention, may be of increasing importance to the con- servation of biological diversity in... Journal articles
Poster: ' What is the value of secondary forest for REDD+ in Sierra Leone' This poster was presented at at the “Climate Change, deforestation and the Future of African Rainforests” conference in Oxford in January, 2012. Suggested citation:Wilebore, B. et al. (2012) Poster:... Talks and presentations
Overview of Research Activities Gola Forest, Sierra Leone This policy report slide presentation (November 2011) summarises the key preliminary findings and data collected through the CCI Collaborative Funded project A framework for assessing livelihood... Talks and presentations
Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale: toolkit booklet This booklet is one of the outputs of the project Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale: building practical tools for real-world conservation funded and supported through CCI’... Toolkits
Postcards: A series of postcards summarising CCI activities, prepared for IPBES The CCI IPBES Liaison Group produced a series of postcards outlining how the work being carried out within CCI could contribute to the IPBES process. The postcards were distributed at the first... Policy briefs, Handouts and booklets
Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss Indicators will be essential for monitoring progress towards these targets and the CBD will be defining a suite of relevant indicators, building on those developed for the 2010 target. In this paper... Journal articles
CCI & CCF workshop: Carbon management and offsetting (9th Dec 2012) This workshop aimed to progress the thinking on reducing the footprints of conservation organizations across Cambridge. In order to achieve this, the workshop looked to review a 2008 commissioned... Workshop proceedings
The Future of Biodiversity: Conserving our natural capital A CCI Report titled The Future of Biodiversity: Conserving our natural capital, was produced as part of a CCI Symposium held on September 15, 2010. The Symposium brought together a unique combination... Working papers and reports
CCI Inaugural Seminar Event: The future of biodiversity On 15 September 2010, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative brought together a unique combination of policy makers, academics, public figures and business leaders to debate the global challenges of... Video
Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010 CCI authors highlight future challenges for biodiversity conservation in the September 2010 issue of the journal Science. The authors argue that effective conservation of biodiversity is essential... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2010 An activity of CCI, Horizon Scanning identifies emerging issues in a given field sufficiently early to conduct research to inform policy and practice. A group of horizon scanners, including academics... Journal articles
Joined-up indicators guide policy better Biodiversity indicators are easier to understand, communicate and act upon when linked together in a set that connects policies to outcomes. A booklet was produced as part of the 2010 Biodiversity... Handouts and booklets
Workshop report: Assessing and valuing ecosystem services (December 2009) A Shared Challenges Programme workshop on 7th December 2009 brought together people from across CCI and beyond to discuss and share experiences on ecosystem services projects. It highlighted some... Workshop proceedings
Key messages: Biodiversity conservation and the EU sustainability criteria for biofuels This summary is the output from a Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) convened workshop, on 27th February 2009, on the impacts on biodiversity conservation of the EU sustainability criteria for... Policy briefs
CCI workshop report: REDD and biodiversity (14th October 2008) This workshop on Reduced and Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was convened through the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Horizon Scanning project to bring together policy-makers,... Workshop proceedings