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 Collaborative Project

Quantifying Global-Level Synergies and Trade-Offs between Biodiversity Conservation and Nature Based Climate Solutions

While global policy increasingly recognises the value of terrestrial habitats for climate stabilisation, carbon-biodiversity relationships are complex. This project will inform intergovernmental negotiations by combining CCI and wider expertise to quantify the emissions-reduction potential of a biodiversity restoration actions, and the biodiversity consequences of contrasting nature-based climate solutions.

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Latest News

Earth Optimism is live!

We can finally announce the full line-up of our Earth Optimism events! It has been very hard to keep this all under wraps and we have some fantastic events lined up, all as part of the Cambridge Festival. We’ve got inspiring talks from conservationists around the globe who will be sharing their conservation successes in…

Citizen Science for Conservation: February 2021 blog entry

The following blog is written by Rosie Trevelyan, Director, Tropical Biology Association (project lead for the CCI Collaborative Fund project…

In Conversation with Sir David Attenborough

Today is Darwin Day, so to celebrate we are delighted to announce that as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival…

The Endangered Landscapes Programme awarded second phase of funding to restore more landscapes in Europe

The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) is thrilled to announce a second phase of funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of…