"CCI is a great opportunity for conservation organisations in Cambridge to work productively together with the University and others further afield to extend the impacts of our work"
Tim Johnson, COO, UNEP-WCMC

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 News

19 Jun 2017
CCI is pleased to announce the successful projects in this year’s round of the Collaborative Fund for Conservation. As is the case every year, the Selection Panel had a difficult choice, given the...
2 May 2017
On Saturday 22 April 2017 – Earth Day – the Cambridge Conservation Initiative hosted a celebration of positive conservation stories in a global movement of #EarthOptimism.  Over the course of a day...