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

Plastic Connectivity: disentangling the problem of plastic pollution for pelagic seabirds

This project will evaluate the risk of plastic encounter by small pelagic seabirds, using an extensive tracking dataset and models of marine plastic distribution. We will communicate results to relevant authorities, NGOs, corporates and the public, providing a robust, evidence-based assessment of the scale of the plastics problem for seabirds.

This project has two main aims. The first is to evaluate the risk of marine plastic encounter by different species of small, pelagic seabird species, and identify the areas where risk is greatest.

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Latest News

Nature on your doorstep

It’s not easy to get out and enjoy nature at the moment, but the current restrictions do give us opportunities to pay more attention to what’s on our doorstep. Even if you don’t have a garden, or live in a very urban area, there will be plenty to see. Some of our partners have produced…

Bright spots at the science-policy-practice interface – what makes a success story?

As part of a series, CCI held a symposium jointly with the British Antarctic Survey in November 2019, asking at…

Sustainable aquaculture: The world’s their fish finger

Researchers David Willer and Dr David Aldridge from the Department of Zoology are working to make bivalve shellfish a sustainable,…

CCI appoints new Executive Director

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) today announces the appointment of Dr Mike Maunder as its new Executive Director. Dr Maunder…