The Duke Conservation Society is a professional student group focusing on contemporary conservation issues and solutions. We cover a variety of fields and explore multiple forms of conservation including wildlife, land trusts, market-based, community-based, and policy-based among others. Our vision is to provide a resource for students and future conservationists in finding solutions to our natural world’s most pressing problems.


  1. Enhance students’ understanding of the various scientific, political, economic and managerial tools available to address conservation issues
  2. Facilitate collaborations amongst undergraduates, MEM & PhD students of the Nicholas school on conservation related projects and analysis
  3. Provide opportunities for professional development in terms of networking with professionals, seminars and talks from guest speakers and career resources and advice.