Impact

CCI’s distinctive contribution to conservation derives from the unique combination of a world class university that is active in conservation research and teaching, with the world’s largest cluster of conservation organisations that focus on biodiversity research, policy and practice.

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.

CCI is uniquely placed to feed new thinking and training into worldwide conservation practice and policy through the partner conservation organisations and their networks. Similarly the experience, knowledge and information from on-the-ground implementation of policy and practice is fed into CCI’s research and teaching.

Based on this, CCI adds value to biodiversity conservation by:

  • Capitalising on the critical mass of skills and expertise that exists amongst the world-leading organisations in Cambridge working on conservation issues.
  • Working beyond organisational boundaries through co-location and closer collaboration and convening.
  • Integrating research, policy development, capacity building to transform biodiversity conservation practice through authoritative insights and influence.
  • Creating a momentum to draw in others to respond rapidly to the big biodiversity conservation challenges.

Over 500 professional conservationists from the partner organisations work together in the purpose-built Conservation Campus within the David Attenborough Building. This dynamic working environment nurtures interdisciplinary collaboration in pursuit of a common goal.

“I support CCI because it aims to enable the emergence of innovative and potentially game-changing tools and approaches to tackle global conservation challenges” – André Hoffmann, Chair, MAVA Foundation

“CCI is a powerful catalyst. Embracing students as well as established practitioners and academics, the genius of CCI is its innovative way of integrating research, policy, and action in one of the world’s greatest, ideas-rich environments” – Dame Alison Richard

Where we work

Over 3,000 conservation professionals are involved in the activities of the CCI partners worldwide, creating a network that spans over 180 countries, with activity greatest in places rich in living natural resources.

Case Studies

CCI have produced a series of case studies to share with others projects that have been catalysed through the CCI collboration.

Key Achievements

CCI’s distinctive contribution to conservation derives from the unique combination of a world class university that is active in conservation research and teaching, with the world’s largest cluster of conservation organisations that focus on biodiversity research, policy and practice.