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Masters in Conservation Leadership

UCCLAN vision

The UCCLAN was born from the first Conservation Leadership Alumni Event hosted in Cambridge, UK in August 2018. The event was attended by 120 alumni from over 70 countries alongside leading conservation researchers and practitioners associated with the delivery of the Masters programme. At this four day event the alumni co-designed a vision for the network that will serve as a platform to create lasting impact in conservation and continue to empower and support conservation leadership alumni around the globe. As an immediate action, the UCCLAN established a Council, comprised of one representative from each cohort tasked with advocating for, and progressing the initiatives of the alumni network

Over 2019 and 2020, the founding UCCLAN Council members have engaged extensively with the alumni to collectively develop the direction of the network and key initiatives embedded in this strategy.



Working together for lasting global conservation impact, for a just and healthy planet. 



To deliver high impact conservation outcomes by empowering Conservation Leadership Alumni and strengthening the network.



Goal 1. Increased collective global conservation impact

Goal 2. Empowered conservation alumni

Goal 3. Enhanced conservation leadership alumni network 



The University of Cambridge Conservation Leadership Alumni Network will embody the values that characterize the current students and alumni, including respect, diversity, passion, excellence, courage, resilience, solidarity, support and integrity.


Guiding principles 

1. We connect diverse cultures and viewpoints in respectful ways that foster equality

2. We build trust through inclusivity, integrity and confidentiality

3. We promote an open, fair, respectful and transparent environment for collaboration

4. We share lessons and support each other to accelerate conservation impact

5. We invest in each other to enhance continued personal and professional growth

6. We foster creativity and innovation for global conservation impact

7. We apply and promote sustainable practices through our actions