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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 rise.

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) is 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 leads 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
Celebrate Women's History Month by listening to our Conservation Stories Podcast: Trailblazing Women in Conservation 

The second season of the IIC's Conservation Stories Podcast highlights the experiences, perspectives, and ideas from diverse women in conservation to raise awareness about the need for gender equity, and showcases approaches for breaking down barriers to gender equity in the field. Listen here.

Conservation Partners: Submit a proposal for an applied research project for 2023

The IIC is seeking proposals from conservation partners (e.g. non-governmental organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, private corporations, Indigenous peoples, and local communities) for applied conservation research projects for the 2023 Conservation Research Program. Projects will be completed by talented William & Mary students with support from faculty mentors and in close collaboration with conservation partners as part of a year-long program. Learn more here.

Minor in integrative conservation

The IIC is excited to announce that we have launched a new minor in integrative conservation. The CONS minor will require 21 credits, with five credits in each of three distributional areas: biodiversity, human well-being, and communities. 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.