Life on Earth is at risk from an unprecedented rate of environmental change that threatens the natural resources on which we depend.

Conservationists’ eco-footprints suggest education alone won’t change behaviour

10 Oct 2017

A new study shows that even those presumably best informed on the environment find it hard to consistently “walk the walk”, prompting scientists to...

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World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatened

25 Sep 2017

The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all...

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‘Keep it local’ approach to protecting the rainforest can be more effective than government schemes

12 Sep 2017

Conservation initiatives led by local and indigenous groups can be just as effective as schemes led by government, according to new research. In some...

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Opinion: Are universities ready for a new kind of science?

06 Jun 2017

Is the knowledge and scholarship that universities produce relevant to the problems the world faces? In a new essay co-authored with an international...

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#EarthOptimism: Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk reversing progress

20 Apr 2017

Cambridge conservationists will unite with colleagues across the globe on Earth Day this Saturday to lionise environmental victories and show there...

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Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change

16 Mar 2017

Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge's Conservation Research Initiative think so...

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Final biomedical trial on captive chimpanzees is first oral Ebola vaccine for saving wild apes

09 Mar 2017

Oral vaccine offers hope for ape species ravaged by Ebola and other diseases, as it can be widely dispersed to save more wild animals. However...

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Road planning 'trade off' could boost food production while helping protect tropical forests

15 Dec 2016

Scientists hope a new approach to planning road infrastructure that could increase crop yield in the Greater Mekong region while limiting...

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What can Pokémon Go teach the world of conservation?

16 Nov 2016

The augmented reality game, designed for mobile devices, allows users to capture, battle and train virtual creatures called Pokémon that appear on...

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Opinion: How the UK and India can lead the development of ecologically smart cities

08 Nov 2016

Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned...

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Earth, wind and flyer: the moves of Disco Tony and friends

26 Jul 2016

Disco Tony has travelled over 5,000 miles. He is grey with a yellow ring around his eyes. He is a cuckoo, but not just any cuckoo. He is one of a...

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Biodiversity should be focus of businesses’ efforts to mitigate their environmental impact, says new report

14 Jul 2016

Biodiversity, the variety of plant and animal life in the world, is a fundamental component of ‘natural capital’ that businesses are dependent upon...

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