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

Endangered Landscapes Programme unites conservation organisations to overcome barriers to ecosystem restoration

News from CCI’s Endangered Landscapes Programme Over the next three years, supported by the Endangered Landscapes Programme, the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), BirdLife International and the RSPB will bring together key stakeholders from relevant sectors, including international and local non-governmental organisations, restoration practitioners, policymakers, as well as representatives from the conservation, restoration and finance sectors. Through dialogue…

CCI Welcomes the 2023 Turner Fellow – Matthew Spencer

CCI is delighted to announce the 2023 Turner Fellow is Matthew Spencer, Global Director Landscapes at IDH. With support of…

Vacancy: Endangered Landscapes Programme – Seascapes Programme Manager

Are you passionate about marine restoration? We are looking for an inspirational and motivated individual to join the Endangered Landscapes…

Collaborative Fund Project Study: Disentangling the problem of plastic pollution for pelagic seabirds

A CCI Collaborative Fund Project which brings together the efforts of CCI partners Birdlife, Fauna & Flora, and the University…