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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.

Learn more and get involved.

Announcements
Apply for the 2022 Conservation Research Program

The IIC is seeking applications from W&M undergraduate students for the 2022 Conservation Research Program. These students will lead applied conservation research projects in collaboration with conservation partners and a faculty mentor. Students work with partners to develop a research proposal in the spring, receive a stipend to complete the research full-time over the summer, and finalize research deliverables in the fall.  Learn more here.

We are hiring a program manager to lead IIC's communications and marketing

The IIC is excited to announce that we are hiring an additional Program Manager who will lead our innovative communications and marketing strategy that will help us build our network and maximize our collective impact. Learn more about the position and apply here.

Learn about the new 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.

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.