The Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Mike Maunder, celebrates how people around the world are bringing species back from the brink.

Want to hear more from Mike? He chaired the Q&A session about how we can save species at 8pm on Thursday 1 April.

Dr Mike Maunder

Dr Mike Maunder is the Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, based in the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

He started his conservation career studying horticulture and plant taxonomy and developed a love for island endemic plants, later doing a PhD on the conservation management of threatened plants at the University of Reading. Whilst at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew he developed a set of international plant and habitat conservation partnerships with a focus on East Africa and oceanic islands. He has kept his deep interest in tropical conservation through working with the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens and Florida International University in Miami, the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and the conservation network of the Eastern Africa Plant Red List Authority. Having worked on the extinction frontline in places like Hawaii, he is deeply committed to the restoration of biodiversity and he is happiest working in the hybrid zones between culture, science, policy, business and conservation delivery. One of his priorities is working with the next generation of conservation practitioners, they are proving to be cross-disciplinary, agile and bold!

Photo credit: Stuart Bearhop

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