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Building on William & Mary’s strengths as a thought leader and research institution, the IIC has an unparalleled opportunity to bring together leading conservation organizations with academic expertise to inform the future of conservation.

Discover how you can participate in leading-edge research, share your related expertise or attend an upcoming event. We look forward to connecting with you as we work to integrate innovative conservation solutions around the globe.

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Students

In partnership with W&M’s Charles Center and the Center for Geospatial Analysis, the IIC is offering an academic summer 2020 conservation research program. Six students were selected to work full-time for 8-10 weeks on research projects provided by conservation NGO partners. These projects range from assessing potential restoration habitat in Mesoamerica to mapping the potential benefit of creating protected areas to save endangered species. In addition to their research, students will be integrated in regular conservation meetings with their NGO partner organization and with the IIC, and will present their work to the NGO community at the end of the summer. Following their summer research, students will finalize their projects during a conservation research course in the fall.

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Faculty & Staff

The IIC will engage a diverse mix of faculty and staff to lead research teams, disseminate new findings and establish an innovative educational model and cross-disciplinary curriculum for training new professionals in integrative conservation. A dynamic IIC Steering Committee with members from all five W&M schools provides guidance and support to navigate innovative and emerging opportunities.

Community

The IIC will host a series of workshops, guest speakers, and other events as part of our efforts to build collaborations and create a robust and dynamic conservation network. We are particularly keen to connect with the conservation community to expand research and internship opportunities for students. An Advisory Board comprised of external conservation partners will also help guide the IIC’s vision and work.

The need to find innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation issues has never been more critical. Building a more sustainable future will require all of us to work together. Please email [[iic]] to learn more about how you can get involved today.