About

CCI seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity, and the natural capital it represents. Through this, we aim to secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth.

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and nine leading internationally focused biodiversity conservation organisations based in and around Cambridge, UK.

The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.

Cambridge, UK, is the hub of the largest cluster of conservation organisations in the world. CCI is located in a Conservation Campus in the David Attenborough Building – where leaders in academia, business, government and non-governmental organisations can interact and work together.

Our city-centre location and strong convening power allow us to directly engage with a wide audience globally, from leaders in government, business, academic and NGO communities to the general public.

CCI’s work spans disciplines, organisations and continents. As a global network of leaders in research, education, policy and practice we are fostering a greater awareness of conservation issues, and accelerating positive change towards sustainable living.

“The future of our life on Earth is dependent on the natural world. In this remarkable age we are learning more and more about the intricacies of our dependence on nature. Yet our natural world is threatened as never before, and no one institution, however effective, can hope to address all these threats alone.

It is for this reason that the work of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative is so exceptional. By bringing together leaders in research, practice, policy and teaching, we stand the greatest chance of developing the solutions required to save our planet.”

– Sir David Attenborough, Honorary Patron, CCI

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Our Story

Read more about how the ten organisations that now form CCI came together to create a unique collaboration for biodiversity conservation.

Vision & Strategy

CCI's vision is to secure a sustainable future for biodiversity and society through an effective partnership of leaders in research, education, policy and practice.

Conservation Campus

CCI is located in a Conservation Campus in the David Attenborough Building - where leaders in academia, business, government and non-governmental organisations can interact and work together.

Partners

Six University departments from within the University of Cambridge and nine internationally focused conservation organisations have created the Cambridge Conservation Initiative as a way of achieving more effective interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to the study and conservation of biodiversity.

Leadership

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK.

Supporters

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK.

Governance

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK.

Contact

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK.