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Institute for Integrative Conservation

Connecting academic innovation to conservation solutions

As global change accelerates, uncertainty about its impact increases and the need for solutions that address emerging conservation challenges rises.

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) will be at the forefront of transformational research and education to solve some of the most critical conservation issues our planet faces today. By combining forces with public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the IIC will serve to lead global efforts to advance sustainability and protect the environment for generations to come. William & Mary’s size, entrepreneurial culture, and breadth and depth of academic and research fields make it uniquely positioned to help lead this conservation revolution.

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Announcements
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IIC launches new minor in integrative conservation

A new minor program in integrative conservation will be offered to William & Mary undergraduates as early as the fall, 2021 semester. The CONS minor will require 21 credits, with five credits in each of three distributional areas: biodiversity, human wellbeing, and communities. Learn more here.

Watch 2021 Student Research Proposal Presentations

The undergraduate students in the Conservation Research Program presented their proposals for applied research they will complete this summer alongside conservation partners and faculty mentors. Half of the students presented their proposals on April 14th and the other half presented on April 16th as part of the Geospatial Research Symposium hosted by the CGA. Watch part one here and part 2 here.

Immersive Conservation Mural Pitch Competition 
On April 9th, four interdisciplinary teams of W&M undergraduate students pitched ideas for a mural and augmented reality experience designed to engage the Williamsburg community in meaningful conservation action. The winning team, the Pollinator Protectors, will work alongside Augmented Island Studios, Eric Skotnes, Muscarelle Museum of Art, the City of Williamsburg, Midtown Row, W&M Sustainability, the Art & Art History Department, and the IIC to implement the mural and augmented reality Instagram filter in the fall of 2021. Watch the mural pitch competition here and stay tuned for updates.
Listen to the Conservation Stories Podcast

Housed at William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Conservation Stories podcast expands the traditional understanding of conservation through storytelling that amplifies multiple ways of knowing. Episodes provide listeners with the knowledge and tools to contribute to conservation efforts while engaging them in the local to global conservation dialogue. Learn more here.

 

Sign up for the IIC Listserv

Join the IIC conservation network. We will be using this listserv to advertise events, programs, and opportunities for engagement. Sign up here.

Introduction to the Institute for Integrative Conservation

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Past Events

Visit the IIC Youtube channel to see all of our recorded events and lectures.