In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to find creative, practical solutions for better conservation.

Science

We lead and collaborate on original research into the realities of how conservation laws and policies are implemented.

Technology

We develop and deploy new technologies to collect and communicate actionable conservation data.

Policy

We think creatively about how science, technology, and policy are developed together and advocate for tightly integrated solutions.

Timeline-based infographic of highlights of CCI's accomplishments from FY 2021.

CCI FY2021 Highlights

Highlights of CCI’s accomplishments - outputs linked to outcomes - in FY 2021.

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Getting to 30x30

Research from CCI combines biodiversity, ecosystem carbon, and protected areas data to set a baseline and guide policy for protecting 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030

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Getting to 30x30

Talks & Outreach

Recent science on the global status and trends of biodiversity loss have made the crisis abundantly …

The biodiversity crisis is unfolding around the world and in the U.S. In this hill briefing, CCI …
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