Collaborating to conserve biodiversity

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative aims to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice, to secure a sustainable future for biodiversity and society.

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Who We Are

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations based in and around Cambridge, UK.

Click on each partner logo below to find out more about their work and their contribution to CCI.

Featured Project

Mapping the opportunities for improving conservation by better incorporating human behaviour

Conservation has been slow to utilise new ideas from psychology and behavioural economics about shifting human behaviour through addressing social norms, messenger effects, cognitive biases and default decisions. Our workshop-centred study will systematically explore the potential for impacting conservation using such tools, and plan an agenda for testing them.

More Collaborative Projects

Latest News

Plastic connectivity: disentangling the problem of plastic pollution for pelagic seabirds

CCI’s Collaborative Fund supports projects on which CCI partners, the University of Cambridge and other conservation organisations collaborate to address global conservation issues. BirdLife International, Fauna and Flora International and the University of Cambridge are working to assess the impact of plastic pollution on seabirds. A recent project update reports great progress on collation of…

Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards

The Conservation Leadership Programme is delighted to be accepting applications for our 2021 Team Awards, via the online portal. The…

The Tony Whitten Conservation Award 2020 – Applications Open

Tony Whitten (1953–2017) was an inspirational conservationist who championed biodiversity across Asia and beyond, working as Senior Biodiversity Specialist at…

Art in a landscape: An interview with Hamish Napier

The creation and experience of art in a landscape – be it music, poetry, sculpture, dance, literature, or another form…