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Read more at: Modelling the future of soils in the world’s savanna-grasslands

Modelling the future of soils in the world’s savanna-grasslands

29 November 2022

A new grant from the EU’s ‘Starting Grants’ scheme awarded to Adam Pelligrini, will fund studies to improve carbon credit schemes in dryland areas by boosting our grasp of the effects of periodic fire events on carbon capture and storage. The project is one of over 400 to have been awarded funding under the European...


Read more at: Protecting tropical forests through carbon finance can work

Protecting tropical forests through carbon finance can work

17 November 2022

New evidence suggests that REDD+ projects in the tropics have helped reduce deforestation, particularly in regions of rapid land use change Tropical deforestation and degradation are significant contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Projects aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (...


Read more at: Testing by Cambridge lab confirms new tulip found in Kyrgyzstan

Testing by Cambridge lab confirms new tulip found in Kyrgyzstan

17 November 2022

Plant hunters have discovered a new and unusual species of tulip during an expedition to Kyrgyzstan. DNA testing at a Cambridge University laboratory has established it was "something completely different". Tulipa toktogulica was found by scientists from the university's botanic garden, Fauna and Flora International (FFI)...


Read more at: Zero deforestation in the Amazon is now possible – here’s what needs to happen

Zero deforestation in the Amazon is now possible – here’s what needs to happen

4 November 2022

Jair Bolsonaro has been toppled from government in Brazil, which has led to the rejoicing of environmentalists and scientists in South America and beyond. In the Conversation, the UCCRI's Prof. Rachael Garrett explores what Lula's election means for deforestation in Brazil. https://theconversation.com/zero-deforestation-in...


Read more at: Photos suggest rhino horns have shrunk over past century, likely due to hunting

Photos suggest rhino horns have shrunk over past century, likely due to hunting

1 November 2022

By scrutinising over a century’s worth of photos, University of Cambridge researchers have made the first ever measurements that show rhinoceros horns have gradually decreased in size over time. The research was done by Oscar Wilson, formerly a researcher in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Zoology, and Edgar...


Read more at: Companies’ ‘deforestation-free’ supply chain pledges have barely impacted forest clearance in the Amazon
Companies’ ‘deforestation-free’ supply chain pledges have barely impacted forest clearance in the Amazon

Companies’ ‘deforestation-free’ supply chain pledges have barely impacted forest clearance in the Amazon

28 October 2022

More companies must make and implement zero-deforestation supply chain commitments in order to significantly reduce deforestation and protect diverse ecosystems, say researchers. Zero-deforestation pledges are a great first step, but they need to be implemented to have an effect on forests. Rachael Garrett Corporate...


Read more at: Disappearing notes in classical tune highlight dramatic loss of Humpback Whales

Disappearing notes in classical tune highlight dramatic loss of Humpback Whales

21 October 2022

A Cambridge team frustrated by the apathetic response to biodiversity loss has developed a dramatic new way to highlight the demise of nature – and people are listening. Driven by the observation that human activities are silencing nature, the UCCRI's Dr Matthew Agarwala is using sound to convey the enormity of...


Read more at: CCI Conservation Seminars begin on 5th Oct 2022
CCI Seminars Autumn 2022

CCI Conservation Seminars begin on 5th Oct 2022

30 September 2022

The CCI Conservation Seminars begin on 5th October 2022 and will happen every fortnight during term. Our first speaker, Dr Bernardo Strassburg, will talk about his venture re.green. Join us in the Main Seminar Room at 4 pm. Drinks will follow afterwards. Online participants will need to register via Eventbrite to receive a...


Read more at: Masters in Conservation Leadership Applications for October 2023 entry and scholarships now open

Masters in Conservation Leadership Applications for October 2023 entry and scholarships now open

20 September 2022

Masters in Conservation Leadership Applications for October 2023 entry and scholarships now open Masters in Conservation Leadership The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership is a ground-breaking course that equips students with the applied leadership and management skills needed to create positive change in...


Read more at: Conservation on a wing and a prayer, or following the evidence?

Conservation on a wing and a prayer, or following the evidence?

20 September 2022

Conservation on a wing and a prayer, or following the evidence? Andrew Bladon is the lead author of the Butterfly and Moth synopsis. His research focuses on investigating the impacts of fine-scale temperature changes on butterflies, designing and testing conservation actions, and understanding the causes and consequences...