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.

More Collaborative Projects

Latest News

Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2020

The RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative working in collaboration with Poetry Magazine The Rialto. A wonderful and provocative tonic, audience member The Arts, Science and Conservation Programme is delighted to share the news that 2020 has been a fantastic year for the RSPB, BirdLife & CCI Rialto Poetry Competition on Nature and Place. There was an amazing abundance of wonderful writing with over 1,500…

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of Fauna & Flora International (FFI) & British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of two CCI partners, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) & British Trust…

Conservation leadership in the time of covid-19

A reflection by Dr Chris Sandbrook and Dr Howard P Nelson It has been a year unlike any other previously…

Connectivity Conservation: Connecting People and Nature to Heal Our Planet

This piece has been written by Dr Marcelo Gonçalves de Lima and Dr Gary Tabor. The Year 2019 witnessed unprecedented…