Collaborating to conserve biodiversity

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

Find out more about the CCI Partnership

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

CCI Cambridge Festival Event

Please join us for a jam-packed afternoon filled with all things conservation and collaboration. In connection with the annual Cambridge Festival run by the University, CCI, UCCRI and the MPhil in Conservation Leadership are coming together for a series of talks and activities. We are happy to welcome the public in to the David Attenborough…

Our thanks to MAVA Foundation

Following the announcement that MAVA will close this spring after almost 20 years of supporting conservation, we wanted to take…

First women marine rangers in Turkey join patrol team

The first two women rangers have joined marine conservation patrols in Turkey. ELP project partner Akdeniz Koruma Derneği (AKD) –…

Women in Leadership

Celebrating the achievements of our alumni on International Women’s Day The University of Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership alumni network…