A blue butterfly on a leaf

Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)

Conserving nature through world-class research and teaching

Founded in 1989, DICE sets itself apart from more traditionally-minded academic institutions by conducting applied conservation research that breaks down the barriers between the natural and the social sciences. It has a clear mission:

To conserve biodiversity and the ecological processes that support ecosystems and people, by developing capacity and improving conservation management and policy through high-impact research.

DICE is part of the School of Anthropology and Conservation, and a Research Centre at the University of Kent.