The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focused biodiversity conservation organisations (including Fauna & Flora International), clustered in and around Cambridge, UK.
The initiative brings together the largest group of conservation researchers and practitioners in the world and enables them to work together more effectively across a range of conservation activities, from research and education to policy and on the ground action.
CCI was created by the partners to promote greater strategic collaboration to enable us, as conservationists, to tackle some of our planet’s most pressing threats in ways that would be difficult to achieve alone.
By joining together, CCI partners can complement their existing conservation activities with new approaches that transcend disciplines and allow us to tackle emerging challenges.
CCI is also uniquely placed to feed new thinking and training into worldwide conservation practice and policy through the partner conservation organisations and their networks. Similarly the experience, knowledge and information from on-the-ground implementation of policy and practice is fed into CCI’s research and teaching through the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge.