Attenborough-abseil-580_CCIThe University of Cambridge’s David Attenborough Building was formally opened in early April after undergoing a £58-million revamp to transform it into a global centre of conservation excellence.

A dramatic ‘living wall’ covered in plants forms the centrepiece  of the new centre, which will house over 500 biologists, conservationists and students, and provide a base for research, conferences, lectures and public events.

As well as university academics, the conservation campus will be used by experts from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Fauna & Flora International, BirdLife International, RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology, the Tropical Biology Association, IUCN, and TRAFFIC.