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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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Sign up for new CON 201 Integrative Conservation Course

An introduction to the field of integrative conservation. Through this course students will learn about the connectedness between natural and human ecosystems, explore the value of biodiversity to aspects of society, and learn about existing and emerging actions and strategies in integrative conservation. 

Recent Event: Trailblazing Women in Conservation

Hosted by the Institute for Integrative Conservation at William & Mary and Planet Women, this event explored how the empowerment of women leads to stronger environmental conservation and highlighted the firsthand stories of revolutionary women who are charting a more inclusive path for future conservation leaders.