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

Sustainable Finance for Conservation Landscapes in the post-COVID World

Our project will explore sustainable financing for conservation in the post-COVID19 context. The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted traditional conservation finance models relying on private market flows. The results will contribute towards developing sustainable finance alternatives for conserving multi-functional landscapes that deliver positive outcomes for both people and nature.

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Latest News

Nature and people’s subjective wellbeing: Does it matter how close someone lives to a protected area?

The European Union recently published its new Biodiversity strategy setting some of the most ambitious targets in its history. A key question though remains on how we can increase public acceptance for new and existing protected areas in Europe. I have been researching this topic in the past 10 years influenced mainly by my experience…

A comment on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature: do the actions match the words?

An opinion piece by Martin Harper, Global Conservation Director, RSPB and CCI Council member. The Prime Minister made a major…

Woman’s Hour Power List 2020 – Congratulations to Beccy Speight!

Each year BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour ask their listeners to nominate inspiring, influential women to add to their Power…

Approaching conservation as a system

An opinion piece by Henry Rees, Conservation Leadership Programme Programme Officer Not long ago, when I was at a very…