Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology

Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology

DICE is the largest academic institute dedicated to conservation in the UK and sets itself apart from more traditionally-minded academic institutions with its clear mission:

  • to break down the barriers between the natural and social sciences in conservation,
  • to build capacity with a focus in the biodiversity rich developing countries and
  • to focus on scientific research which informs practical implementation.

There is an additional focus to DICE work which is to strive for sustainable livelihoods and incentive-driven biodiversity conservation that benefits people.


DICE is part of the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent. Our Undergraduate programmes are for those who plan to make a difference and help find solutions to the world's biodiversity issues whilst our Postgraduate programmes train practitioners who are dedicated to conserving biodiversity and the ecological processes that support ecosystems and people.

In addition DICE staff and students are involved in ground-breaking research. Our staff have outstanding international research profiles which are integrated with considerable on-the-ground experience working with conservation agencies around the world.

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The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, - © University of Kent

Marlowe Building, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR, T: +44 (0)1227 827056

Last Updated: 09/05/2014