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"The enormous pressures that the world faces in this century means there are a number of stark challenges for conservation. This type of collaboration is essential if these challenge are to be met."
Sir John Beddington

Introducing the Cambridge Conservation Initiative

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.

CCI seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity and the natural capital it represents and, through this, secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth. 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. Now, nearly ten years after it was founded, CCI has moved to its new location - a Conservation Campus in the heart of Cambridge - where leaders in academia, business, government and non-governmental organisations can interact and work together. More about CCI...


Latest Updates

17 Oct 2016
The photojournalist Toby Smith has spent the last 10 months as the Artist in Residence at the University of Cambridge Conservation Institute, based in the David Attenborough Building. One of the...
13 Oct 2016
BirdLife International, the British Trust for Ornithology, and the RSPB yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding data collected about bird species. In addition to collecting large...