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Changing the World

W&M Launches Institute for Integrative Conservation

Two people walking on a grassy mountaintop with mountains in the background.

When we were first asked to write a proposal that detailed what William & Mary could do for global conservation, we did not realize the significance of this life-changing endeavor. Like seeing an okapi in the wild, an opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often.

In November 2019, a William & Mary alumna made a $19.3 million gift funding our plan, which enabled the university to create an Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC). The new institute will be the nation’s premier cross-disciplinary institute in this critical field, taking a truly innovative approach that combines forces with public, private and nonprofit sectors to advance solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges.

Read the Full Story in the W&M Alumni Magazine