The decline of Earth's biodiversity and the need for sustainability practices mandates that we need a new approach to conservation that conveys to people of all walks of the crucial interdependence of plants, animals, people, and the environment. This challenge is too urgent and too large for any single organization, government, or discipline to tackle alone. We need pragmatic approaches and new partnerships among biological and social scientists, government and industry professionals, and citizens to reinforce and protect the intrinsic value of biodiversity, and garner support for sustainable use.
CCES studies the complex relationships among biodiversity, people, and the environment, and educates the public about the Earth's biodiversity and how it can be conserved and used wisely.
CCES is committed to promoting science-based environmental awareness, biodiversity research and monitoring, conservation and the sustainable use of Earth's resources. We are especially committed to recruiting and educating the next generation of conservation practitioners and fostering environmental leadership in those who make decisions about conservation and sustainability.