Science Impact Project

Leading with Science

Conservation leadership in today’s world means not only delivering on-the-ground results, but also being a visible, articulate thought leader — innovative, interdisciplinary, and able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences. The Science Impact Project (SIP) draws together exceptional talent from the Conservancy’s global science staff and cultivates superior leadership and communications skills through a series of targeted trainings and mentoring.

Individual Projects are a Major Focus

A project may be a new technological approach or a new way of thinking about an issue; it may apply a successful approach from another field to conservation; or it may aspire to make conservation science accessible to audiences that simply haven’t been that interested before. The Science Impact Project stands at the intersection of innovative science and effective communication. The most successful projects will have elements of both.

Stories from The Science Impact Project

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. But with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Hidden History of Australian Oyster Reefs

New research draws on historical data — including accounts from early explorers — to map the former extent of Australian shellfish reefs.

Justine E. Hausheer

What If All Maps Were Secret?

Conservationists, governments, and everyday people depend upon maps every day. But we always assume that these maps will be available. In Indonesia, that hasn’t always been true.

Musnanda Satar