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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-focussed 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 and as part of CCI we are developing plans for a major Conservation Campus, where leaders in academia, business, government and non-governmental organisations can interact and work together. More about CCI...

Latest Updates

14 Jan 2015
Early January 2015. The new year stretches ahead, full of time and potential – and questions. What might be the threats and opportunities the biodiversity conservation sector will be facing in the...
20 Oct 2014
The contractors refurbishing the building that will house the conservation campus have launched a website about the building and their work there. The website includes facts about the architecture of...