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.

Featured Collaborative Project:

Putting climate change adaptation into conservation practice 

There is a clear and pressing need for a scientific assessment of the evidence about the effectiveness of climate change adaptation to help guide conservation policy and practice around the world. This needs to be supported by guidance about the use of specific interventions. At present, we do not understand the potential for adaptation to be effective in the face of increasing pressure from climate change, nor is the information available to help conservationists decide which adaptation measures will be most effective.

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About the Cambridge Conservation Initiative

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative is a collaborative partnership which brings together the biggest names in international biodiversity conservation with the University of Cambridge. Its mission is to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity to secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth.

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Sir David Attenborough, CCI Honorary Patron

"An extraordinary marriage between outstanding practical conservationists and inspiring intellectual thinkers which will shape the future of life on Earth."

Creating Global Impact

Building on each partner’s existing programme of conservation work, CCI joins these organisations together to tackle complex and challenging issues with innovative approaches, using a multi-disciplinary approach that cannot be achieved by any one organisation alone.

The David Attenborough Building

In 2015 CCI brought together over 500 professional conservationists from the partner organisations to work together in the purpose-built Conservation Campus within the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge, UK. The Campus is now home to the biggest cluster of conservationists in the world.

Latest News

Endangered Landscapes Programme announces eight new Restoration Landscapes

The Endangered Landscapes Programme is delighted to announce the in-principle recipients of the next cohort of Restoration Landscape project grants, who are at their final stage of the selection process before their approval. These grants – totalling over $31 million – will enable the large-scale restoration of some of Europe’s most important landscapes, by removing…

Vacancy: Programme Assistant, The Endangered Landscapes Programme

The Endangered Landscapes Programme – managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative – is looking for an organised, creative and collaborative…

The Endangered Landscapes Programme launches new strategy

The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) has announced the publication of its new strategy, which provides direction and focus for its…

First guests welcomed in Cambridge’s newest hotel

The David Attenborough Building ‘Swift Hotel’ opened for business last week as it saw swifts take up residence in two…