Projects

Thematic areas of CCI’s work

Projects

Thematic areas of CCI’s work

In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to develop and advocate for new, creative solutions to conservation challenges. That work is grouped along common themes, including:

Automated Change Detection

Flexible, efficient, and effective monitoring and enforcement methods are needed to help conservation policies realize their full benefit. As remote sensing data become more numerous and accessible, they can be used to identify and quantify land …

Protecting 30x30

Addressing the current biodiversity crisis will require transformative changes to social, political and economic structures. One science-based recommendation is protecting at least 30% of Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic area for biodiversity and …

The Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is often considered the strongest law in the world for protecting imperiled species. Defenders and CCI have worked on the ESA for many years, with a particular focus on data analysis to understand the details of how …