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

Defining and Measuring “Destructive Fishing” in Support of Achieving SDG14 – Life Below Water

Fisheries as a practice, and the pressures these activities place on fish populations, other marine species and marine ecosystems are incredibly diverse in nature. As such, a diversity of approaches are required to overcome the challenges faced and aid transitions to more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This project aims for a greater shared understanding of what “destructive fishing” is and the problems it causes, through providing decision-makers with a framework to drive improved understanding and action on this issue

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Latest News

CCI’s Artist-in-Residence wins First Collection Prize

We are delighted to share the news that the poet, Matt Howard has been awarded a Special Commendation for Best First Collection from The Laurel Prize. Matt is currently in ‘remote’ residence at Cambridge Conservation Initiative, as part of the Arts, Science and Conservation Programme’s Artist-in-Residence series. Matt was awarded the Commendation for his work…

Deciding to harm nature – an opinion piece by Buglife, CCF member

This opinion piece is written Andrew Whitehouse and Matt Shardlow of Buglife, based on a longer piece published by Buglife.…

The Endangered Landscapes Programme is hiring

The Endangered Landscapes Programme is currently advertising four new opportunities to join their expanding management team in Cambridge, UK: a…

Spring 2021 Conservation Seminar Series

Speakers are now finalised for the spring 2021 Conservation Seminar series, which will continue on-line every other Wednesday from 13th…