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Early Career Researcher Programme

The Conservation Research Institute Early Career Researcher Programme 2022/23 These events are only available to staff, post-docs and students across the University of Cambridge and CCI Partners. The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Programme at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research...

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Modelling the future of soils in the world’s savanna-grasslands

29 November 2022

A new grant from the EU’s ‘Starting Grants’ scheme awarded to Adam Pelligrini, will fund studies to improve carbon credit schemes in dryland areas by boosting our grasp of the effects of periodic fire events on carbon capture and storage. The project is one of over 400 to have been awarded funding under the European...

Protecting tropical forests through carbon finance can work

17 November 2022

New evidence suggests that REDD+ projects in the tropics have helped reduce deforestation, particularly in regions of rapid land use change Tropical deforestation and degradation are significant contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Projects aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (...


We are a founding member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and nine leading conservation organisations that have a common interest in finding innovative solutions to the interlinked biodiversity and climate crises. We are based in the heart of Cambridge in the David Attenborough Building, which was designed to enhance collaboration and the sharing of perspectives across organisational and disciplinary boundaries.
The Institute is one of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Cambridge University, with a network of more than 120 researchers from all six Schools of the University of Cambridge. It supports multidisciplinary research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. Find out more