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Addressing the Biodiversity Crisis in the US: 30x30 and Climate Connectivity

Recent science on the global status and trends of biodiversity loss have made the crisis abundantly clear and transformative action a necessity. Calls to address the crisis by conserving at least 30% of Earth by 2030, known as 30x30 have gained …
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Biodiversity Offsetting: Reclaiming the Concept of Compliance Markets

In this CCI Seminar Series event, speakers Ritwick Ghosh and Steven Wolf review existing and emerging models biodiversity offsetting (i.e., compensatory mitigation) to make sense of the contemporary moment and to identify pathways forward. Their …
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Stopping Extinction and Reversing Nature Loss: The Case for a National Biodiversity Strategy

The biodiversity crisis is unfolding around the world and in the U.S. In this hill briefing, CCI Director Jacob Malcom gave Capitol Hill staff and a variety of other interested parties an overview of the science that describes the scale of the …
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Ma'iingan: Wolves and the Anishinaabe People

In this CCI Seminar Series event, speaker Michael Waasegiizhig Price presents on the cultural aspects of wolves and their relationship to the Anishinaabe people, the Native Americans of the Great Lakes. The controversial 2021 wolf hunt in Wisconsin …
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Wild, Connected, and Diverse: Mapping Conservation Values and Climate Adaptation Strategies

Conservation scientists recommend protecting more land in a connected and representative system of protected areas (e.g. 30% by 2030). In this CCI Seminar Series event, speaker Travis Belote presents his research mapping the remaining unprotected …
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Supporting Habitat Conservation with Automated Change Detection in Google Earth Engine

In this webinar, Michael presents his and Jacob's recently published paper - Supporting habitat conservation with automated change detection in Google Earth Engine. He covers the importance and need for more comprehensive, effective, and …
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From Pixels to Objects: Detecting Habitat Change with AI

In this webinar, Senior Conservation Data Scientist Mike Evans shares the work that CCI has been doing to develop automated change methodology, discusses examples in which CCI has used these tools to positively impact conservation efforts, and shares …
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Big Solar: Industrial Blight or Next-Gen Conservation?

Large-scale solar is rapidly emerging as the lowest-cost way to generate electricity and there are now more than 300,000 acres of such projects across the country. As this new land use grows, are there tradeoffs in a clean energy future? Eight …
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Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada

Extinction rates are expected to increase during the Anthropocene. Current extinction rates of plants and many animals remain unknown. This study represents the first effort to quantify extinctions among the vascular flora of North America north of …
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Getting to 30x30 in the US: Guiding Decision-makers with GIS [talk]

A science-based recommendation to help address the biodiversity and climate crises by protecting at least 30% of Earth's terrestrial and marine systems by 2030 (30x30) is gaining momentum in the US. As many groups have signed on to the message, …