Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

Unfortunately due to timings and the Easter holidays, we have had to postpone the joint BCT/ BTO event sceduled for tomorrow afternoon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused- we will reschedule this when possible.

 

***** CCF HOTDESKS NEWS *****

  • We now have a dedicated desk space for CCF members in the Leventis Library, housed in the David Attenborough Building.  Please use the booking system as usual - see the button the right hand side of this webpage.
  • CCF members will be welcome to use the work stations in CCI shared spaces, especially the Common Room and on the 3rd floor outside the Library, but will be requested to note their intentions on the CCF Google Docs booking form in the usual way and to let CCI Services Reception know, when signing into the DAB on arrival.
  • As a new option, CCF members will be able to book a small meeting room (normally the Baobab Meeting Room or, if not available, an equivalent) for working purposes and for meetings for the sole use of staff and volunteers from CCF member organisations for periods of up to two hours.  This will be bookable by contacting the DAB Reception Desk reception@cciservices.co.uk 

Cambridge Conservation Forum's purpose is to strengthen links and develop collaborations across the diverse community of conservation practitioners and researchers based in and around Cambridge working at local, national and international levels. Over 60 organisations based in the Cambridge area, whose primary focus is the conservation of biodiversity, are currently members of CCF including non-governmental conservation organisations, government agencies, university departments and consultancies. CCF is a founder member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), which grew out of long-standing collaborations between Cambridge Conservation Forum member organisations. These organisations remain important contributing members of CCF, as well as forging more formal working arrangements in collaborative projects as part of the CCI.

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Upcoming Events

Event Date: 
22 Apr 2019 - 14:00
Type: 
Other Events
Population Matters is very pleased to invite you to our annual conference – The last elephant in the room: human population and the Sixth Mass Extinction.
Event Date: 
27 Apr 2019 - 12:00 to 28 Apr 2019 - 12:00
Type: 
Other Events
Here's a chance to lead a wildlife workshop (e.g. early morning bird walks, minibeast hunts, bat walks etc) and to record the wildlife in the Garden during the BioBlitz!
Event Date: 
29 Apr 2019 -
12:30 to 13:30
Type: 
Member Events
The first of our next series of CCI Lunchtime Seminars begins on Monday 29 April with a presentation by Lo Sze Ping, CEO of WWF-China.

Latest News

Post date: 
15 Apr 2019 - 21:00
Type: 
Member News
The Cambridge Global Food Security IRC EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER TRAVEL FUND 2019 is now open for applications from members of the network.
Post date: 
15 Apr 2019 - 20:45
Type: 
Other News
Your chance to be part of an exciting Conservation Optimism Summit! Currently accepting proposal submissions and the deadline has been extended to April 30. This is one not to be missed!
Post date: 
20 Mar 2019 - 11:45
Type: 
Other News
Do you want to shape the future of technology to improve biodiversity outcomes? Complete Conservation International's and TBC's new online survey now.

Featured Members

The Countryside Restoration Trust is a farming and conservation charity dedicated to restoring and protecting the countryside.
We act to address overlooked and underfunded conservation challenges for globally threatened species and ecosystems.
The Department of Plant Sciences is a unique centre of learning in the fundamental plant processes which sustain life on earth, using an understanding of molecular mechanisms and ecological systems to

Initiatives

The lastest report 'Reducing the carbon footprint of conservation organisations. A review of experience and best practice in the Cambridge conservation community' was launched on 26th June.
NatHistCam is surveying the natural history of Cambridge. This is its final year of collecting sightings of the animals and plants found in the city. Get involved!
A new initiative that allows any pesticide user (not just farmers) to instantly and anonymously notify local beekeepers of planned pesticide use and swarms via an app.

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
19 Apr 2019
Successful candidates will volunteer with the Reserves team gaining experience in managing nature reserves.
Application Deadline: 
19 Apr 2019
Experienced Project Director with 10+ years' mineral sector experience to take responsibility for a USAID-funded project.
Application Deadline: 
21 Apr 2019
Earthwatch is recruiting for a Research Manager with a strong scientific background, a passion for citizen science and the ability to successfully engage the public.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 May 2019
Maximum Funding Level: 
£75,000
The CCI Collaborative Fund which supports innovative, collaborative conservation projects undertaken by CCI partners is now open for application.

Latest Reports

Type: 
Reports
CCI’s Five Year Plan 2015-2020 sets out the activities that CCI partners wish to collaborate on over the next 5 years, building on CCI's Strategy 2012-2020. N.B. CCF is a CCI partner.
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
85 CCF members gathered at the Cambridge Judge Business School for this annual event
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
CCF Summer Symposium 2014 - Presentations, biographies, abstracts, messages from interactive and panel sessions and symposium photographs