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

‘Owned by Everyone’ Chalk Streams Conference Closing Statement 2023

Ninety women and men – scientists and song writers, writers, river keepers, riparian owners, students, wild swimmers, kayakers, artists, illustrators and ornithologists, representatives of local community action groups and our leading NGOs, local and national politicians, board members and former directors of water companies – gathered for two days at the end of March 2023 at the David…

CCI Council member awarded 2023 ECI Prize

Our congratulations to CCI Council member Professor William Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology on being awarded 2023 ECI Prize in terrestrial…

CCI Cambridge Festival Event: Changing the Landscape of Conservation

Please join us for a jam-packed afternoon filled with all things conservation and collaboration. In connection with the annual Cambridge…

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…