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

Mapping the opportunities for improving conservation by better incorporating human behaviour

Conservation has been slow to utilise new ideas from psychology and behavioural economics about shifting human behaviour through addressing social norms, messenger effects, cognitive biases and default decisions. Our workshop-centred study will systematically explore the potential for impacting conservation using such tools, and plan an agenda for testing them.

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Latest News

Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land & Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1

First-of-its-kind report shows the global economy is better off with more nature protected. Authors include many experts from across the CCI partnership; University of Cambridge’s Anthony Waldron (Lead Author), Dr Andrew Balmford , Ella Henry, Lucas Joppa as well as UNEP WCMC’s Neil Burgess , Andy Clements from BTO, Stuart Buchart from BirdLife International and…

CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation: 2020 projects announced

CCI’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation plays a critical role in fostering new collaborations across the CCI community and beyond. At the heart of…

Extinction and optimism

This piece has been written by Dr Stuart Butchart, Chief Scientist at BirdLife International The last few days have seen…

A thin line between extinction and survival

This reflective piece has been written by CCI Executive Director, Mike Maunder.  Conservationists carry a particular type of scar tissue, it…