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The unsustainable depletion of ‘natural capital’ and its relevance to business

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 than among their European counterparts.

Research Horizons – The University of Cambridge Research Magazine

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 projects and research programmes. Suggested citation:Research Horizons:University of Cambridge research magazine (2012) Biodiversity Conservation 17: 1-32. University of Cambridge, UK.

Measuring and monitoring ecosystem services at the site scale: toolkit booklet

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’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation. This booklet introduces a new ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site- scale which is accessible to non-experts and delivers…

Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Beyond 2010

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 for human survival and the maintenance of ecosystem processes. Despite some conservation successes (especially at local scales) and increasing public and government interest in living sustainably, biodiversity continues…

Horizon Scanning: One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity

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 sections and working groups of the Society for Conservation Biology, and 12 academics, from all continents except Antarctica, compiled 2291 questions of relevance to conservation of biological diversity worldwide. Suggested…