Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Photo credit: Toby Smith / CCI

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 work together to combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice. We aim to create innovative solutions for the problems facing biodiversity and society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.

Cambridge, UK, is the hub of the largest cluster of conservation organisations in the world. The CCI partners are co-located in a Conservation Campus in the David Attenborough Building. Here, leaders in can interact and work together.

Our strong convening power allows us to engage directly 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, but we also work locally. Our partner Cambridge Conservation Forum has over 70 member organisations based or working in Cambridgeshire. Through our connections with the wider conservation community, the University of Cambridge and local government, we are fostering a greater awareness of conservation issues locally, as well as nationally and internationally.