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About the Centre

The Centre for Applied Conservation Science was established in April 2016 as a strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide and Conservation International Open external site link in new window.

In partnership we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, leading to the establishment of a research centre and a Philanthropic Partnership to support collaborating activities.

The Centre directly addresses the need to build capacity in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region to respond to environmental change. It is unique in its emphasis on fostering and facilitating collaborations between university researchers, government agencies and conservation practitioners with the aim of translating innovative research and technologies to impactful and practical conservation outcomes.

Conservation International has a strong record in working with governments on sustainable development, and has helped deliver more then 1,000 protected areas across 77 countries around the world. Bringing their established partnerships and connections together with the University of Adelaide's wide expertise in conservation science will have significant benefits for both organisations and conservation in the Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1987, CI is a global non-profit organisation committed to improving human well-being through protecting the nature we need for food, fresh water, livelihoods and a stable climate. The organisation employs 1,000 people and works with over 2,000 partners across more than 30 countries. CI has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 600 million hectares of terrestrial, coastal and marine areas.

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Centre for Applied Conservation Science

Room 106
Level 1 Benham Building
North Terrace Campus


T: 831 34042