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Read more at: David P. Edwards & Gianluca R. Cerullo have just published an essay in Current Biology Magazine
Spix's Red-handed Howler Monkeys (Alouatta discolor) in the Tapajós National Forest, many endemic species are now living in ecosystems with novel temperature regimes

David P. Edwards & Gianluca R. Cerullo have just published an essay in Current Biology Magazine

4 June 2024

Novel temperatures are already widespread beneath the world’s tropical forest canopies Assumptions that tropical forest canopies protect from the effects of climate change are unfounded, say researchers


Read more at: CCI Conservation Seminars - Lent Term series UPDATED

CCI Conservation Seminars - Lent Term series UPDATED

14 February 2024

Updated Lent Term programme is available. Check the Events page of the CRI website for details of individual seminars.


Read more at: Innovative aquaculture system turns waste wood into nutritious seafood
Person's hands prying open wet wood to show 'Naked clams' inside the structure

Innovative aquaculture system turns waste wood into nutritious seafood

29 November 2023

Researchers hoping to rebrand a marine pest as a nutritious food have developed the world’s first system of farming shipworms, which they have renamed ‘Naked Clams’. Naked Clams, the world’s fastest-growing bivalve, which reach 30cm in just six months by converting waste wood into protein. Researchers found these clams...


Read more at: A recent study in Ecology & Evolution suggests butterflies are most vulnerable to climate change during their larval stage

A recent study in Ecology & Evolution suggests butterflies are most vulnerable to climate change during their larval stage

1 November 2023

A new study by member of the Insect Ecology Group and published in Ecology & Evolution has found that butterflies may be most vulnerable to climate change as larvae. Insects are vulnerable to climate change, as they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. Insects also play a vital role in many different ecosystem services, many of which are relevant to human society, such as pollinating our crops.


Read more at: Offset markets: new approach could help save tropical forests by restoring faith in carbon credits

Offset markets: new approach could help save tropical forests by restoring faith in carbon credits

30 October 2023

A new approach to valuing the carbon storage potential of natural habitats aims to help restore faith in offset schemes, by enabling investors to directly compare carbon credit pricing across a wide range of projects.


Read more at: Nov 1st - The Wildlife Trusts Craig Bennet to talk at the CCI

Nov 1st - The Wildlife Trusts Craig Bennet to talk at the CCI

25 October 2023

The Wildlife Trust's Chief Executive, Craig Bennett will be giving a talk at the DAB on November 1st as part of our CCI Conservation Seminar Series. He will be talking about The Wildlife Trusts Strategy for addressing the nature and climate crisis. With options to register to join Via Zoom.


Read more at: CCI Conservation Seminar Series 2023 to 2024

CCI Conservation Seminar Series 2023 to 2024

14 September 2023

The 2023-2024 CCI Conservation Seminar Series has started, with a brilliant seminar given by Dr Alice Hughes on Sep 13th. Please see the attached poster for details of our seminar programme so far. More talks will be added and the poster will be continually updated. Check 'Events' on the CRI website. There will be a drinks...


Read more at: Lack of evidence hampers progress on corporate-led ecosystem restoration
Photograph of Bleached Coral Reef

Lack of evidence hampers progress on corporate-led ecosystem restoration

8 September 2023

A near total lack of transparency is making it impossible to assess the quality of corporate-led ecosystem restoration projects, a new study finds. 'The world’s largest corporations have the potential to lift ecosystem restoration efforts to an unprecedented scale. But their involvement has to be managed with proper...


Read more at: National parks enhance mammal diversity inside and outside their borders

National parks enhance mammal diversity inside and outside their borders

25 August 2023

It is often assumed that protected areas such as natural parks preserve wildlife, but perhaps surprisingly, the evidence has been limited.


Read more at: Meet Cambridge's mussel man: how shellfish farming could help meet food needs

Meet Cambridge's mussel man: how shellfish farming could help meet food needs

17 August 2023

Aquaculture is a fast growing industry and one which is going to see a lot more attention paid to it as society is forced to respond to the challenges of food sustainability.