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Our Governance and Structure

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The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) was established to support multidisciplinary, cross-Departmental research on biodiversity conservation and the social context within which humans engage with nature. Its coverage is across the collegiate University, and includes researchers based in all six Schools of the University. University academics associated with UCCRI formed the Conservation Working Group, and are currently based in six Departments: Geography, Zoology, Plant Sciences, Land Economy, the Judge Business School, and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

Since its creation in October 2013, the Institute has expanded its role and remit and now supports the University presence in the David Attenborough Building, alongside nine other CCI organisations. It will also become an Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in October 2016 functioning as an independent institute hoping to break down disciplinary silos by amalgamating conservation related research drawn from all six core Schools within the University: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Technology.

As an IRC, UCCRI is hosted by the Department of Geography and the School of Physical Sciences, which provides administrative support for the work of the Institute. 

Situated in the David Attenborough Building, alongside nine CCI NGO partners, UCCRI also plans to provide a transdisciplinary space of mutual collaboration and understanding amongst diverse stakeholders including scientists, policy makers and practitioners.