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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

24 Aug 2016
As the British summer draws to a close, we will soon be dusting off our winter coats and wellington boots. Not so for the common cuckoo; this much-loved species has already taken flight on an epic 3,...
18 Aug 2016
Following a meeting of the CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation Selection Panel, CCI is pleased to be able to announce the projects chosen by the panel to receive funding from the Collaborative...