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A Quantitative Global Review of Trade in Wild Birds

Trade in wild birds is rapidly growing in some countries, affecting many groups of birds across various sectors or uses. However, trends and impacts of bird trade in many parts of the world remain unknown. This project therefore aims to undertake, publish and promote the conclusions of a global wild bird trade overview, whether international…

Defining and Measuring “Destructive Fishing” in Support of Achieving SDG14 – Life Below Water

Fisheries as a practice, and the pressures these activities place on fish populations, other marine species and marine ecosystems are incredibly diverse in nature. As such, a diversity of approaches are required to overcome the challenges faced and aid transitions to more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This project aims for a greater shared understanding…

Quantifying Global-Level Synergies and Trade-Offs between Biodiversity Conservation and Nature Based Climate Solutions

While global policy increasingly recognises the value of terrestrial habitats for climate stabilisation, carbon-biodiversity relationships are complex. This project will inform intergovernmental negotiations by combining CCI and wider expertise to quantify the emissions-reduction potential of a biodiversity restoration actions, and the biodiversity consequences of contrasting nature-based climate solutions.

Sustainable Finance for Conservation Landscapes in the post-COVID World

Our project will explore sustainable financing for conservation in the post-COVID19 context. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted traditional conservation finance models relying on private market flows. The results will contribute towards developing sustainable finance alternatives for conserving multi-functional landscapes that deliver positive outcomes for both people and nature.

The conceptual and practical options of governing natural capital under a ‘system operator’

The ultimate ambition of a natural capital approach is for nature to be managed in a way that delivers the best outcome for society. This remains a challenge because existing governance arrangements do not take a ‘systems view’, fail to take account of nature’s multiple stakeholders; long-run considerations; and the public good characteristics of many…

Improving Engagement of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Sustainability Standards

Voluntary sustainability standards and safeguards are mechanisms that can be used to track and reduce negative corporate environmental and social impact, improve transparency and promote best practice. Transforming the way goods are produced is a key focus of many environmental conservation organisations and is reflected in global targets including SDG 12 and Aichi target 4.…

Science and Policy to Address Threats to the Afro-Palearctic Migratory Birds: new research and future policy

The decline in long-distance migrant landbirds is an important issue of growing conservation concern. Technology is enabling rapid advances in research, but an overview and gap analysis to aid development of appropriate policy and conservation action responses has been lacking. This project reviewed and synthesised recent advances in knowledge of African-Eurasian migrants. Science and policy…

CCI engagement in defining the post-2020 biodiversity agenda

The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 – and its associated 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets – has been the largest ever intergovernmental plan for saving nature and nature’s benefits on land and sea. While continuing to focus on achieving Aichi targets, the international community will need to contribute to processes that will lead to adoption of…

The role of ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ in achieving Aichi Target 11

Aichi Target 11 has committed world governments to conserving, by 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland waters. To meet this target, areas outside of the formal protection network, or ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ (OECMs) will be needed. OECMs include approaches such as locally managed marine areas and indigenous reserves. As…