GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey (archives.php)

GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey

Building on the success of the Future of Conservation Survey, and responding to demand from potential users, this project will develop a new tool that enables conservation organisations better to understand the values held by their staff, and to use this knowledge to inform their organisational culture, development and conservation strategies.

Learning from Citizen Science approaches to map threats to wildlife globally and inform conservation policies

The primary aim of this project was to advance our understanding of the spatial distribution of threats to species and to enhance the understanding of the interactions between multiple threats to species as well as to imbed new knowledge into relevant policy processes – specifically targeting the Convention on Biological Diversity’s post-2020 process.

Embedding environmental sustainability in the start-up ecosystem

Business activities have a massive effect on environmental conservation, and start-up companies represent a significant part of the future of business. This project will develop a proof of concept to demonstrate how to build capacity amongst entrepreneurs, their supporters and financial backers to integrate sustainability into business models from the outset.

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…

Putting climate change adaptation into conservation practice

There is a clear and pressing need for a scientific assessment of the evidence about the effectiveness of climate change adaptation to help guide conservation policy and practice around the world. This needs to be supported by guidance about the use of specific interventions. At present, we do not understand the potential for adaptation to…

The Missing Conservation Knowledge Product: measuring and mitigating threats and pressures on biodiversity

Data on threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services are available in multiple locations, on numerous systems, and in a plethora of formats and scales. This makes using the available data in a concerted effort to address multiple threats in one place or one threat in many places impossible for any scientist or practitioner. This project,…

Evaluating the success of carbon projects aimed at protecting tropical forests and benefiting local livelihoods

It is becoming clear that protecting swathes of tropical forest through REDD+ schemes presents diverse and significant challenges. Nevertheless, the collaborators involved with this proposal, FFI, RSPB, Permian Global, South East Asian Rainforest Research Partnership, Brazilian National Research Agency and The University of Cambridge departments of Geography, Zoology and Plant Sciences, believe that carbon projects…

Estimating the relative environmental footprints of palm oil and potential alternatives

This project, a collaboration between RSPB, UNEP-WCMC, BirdLife International and The University of Cambridge department of Plant Sciences, aims to produce the first assessment of the relative environmental costs of vegetable oil production across all the world’s production systems, to identify particularly damaging or benign production systems, and to allow comparison of environmental costs between…

Unusual Suspects: what contributions can biodiversity conservation organisations make to the Sustainable Development Goals?

Environmental issues underpin several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is important to recognise the cross-cutting contribution that environmental strategies can make. This project, which involved the University of Cambridge Department of Geography, BirdLife International, RSPB, FFI and IIED, undertook an analysis of a portfolio of recent/current CCI member-led programmes through a review…