Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

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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. Some 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: 
20 Oct 2017 -
17:30 to 20:00
Type: 
Member Events
Film screening and panel discussion
Event Date: 
23 Oct 2017 -
11:30 to 13:00
Type: 
Member Events
An interactive game aimed at 12-16 year olds which explores how we manage resources for society and our environment.
Event Date: 
25 Oct 2017 - 18:00
Type: 
Other Events
Galapagos Day - Inspiring Conservation with Liz Bonnin, presenter of the BBC's 'Galapagos' and Ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust, at the Royal Geographical Society, London

Latest News

Post date: 
14 Oct 2017 - 22:00
Type: 
Member News
The Cambridge Natural History Society's autumn programme has now been published. Details of forthcoming talks and surveys are on our website: www.cnhs.org.uk . Do come along to our events.
Post date: 
14 Oct 2017 - 17:15
Type: 
Other News
The Life-Changing New Book for Meat Eaters, Vegans and Vegetarians Alike from Ben Cijffers is now available with a 15% discount for CCF members.
Post date: 
12 Oct 2017 - 22:00
Type: 
Member News
The TBA has been invited to design and deliver training for a UK government-funded programme which is assessing how ecosystem services can be sustainably managed to help the world's poorest people.

Featured Members

The Cambridgeshire Bird Club holds regular meetings and workshops, and occasional conferences.
Cambridge Sustainable City is Cambridge City Council’s programme of working with partners and the community of Cambridge to improve the environment and promote more sustainable lifestyles.
PJ.elements provides project development, photography and fund raising support to environmental and community organisations

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.
A request for collaborative involvement from the Knysna Basin Project
This ongoing work, originally funded by the MacArthur Foundation in May 2004, aims to develop tools for evaluating the success of conservation efforts in order to help identify those approaches ...

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
19 Oct 2017
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is looking for a dynamic, creative and responsive individual to join the Business and Biodiversity Programme as Associate Programme Officer.
Application Deadline: 
20 Oct 2017
The Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual with a knowledge of coastal and marine environmental issues
Application Deadline: 
20 Oct 2017
WCS is seeking a dynamic individual with knowledge of terrestrial conservation issues in tropical developing countries to provide support for its terrestrial conservation program in Papua New Guinea.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
23 Oct 2017
Similar to what used to be the CASE awards, the University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is inviting proposals for the Knowledge Exchange Studentships.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2017
Applications are now being considered for a fund that was launched in memory of an internationally-recognised scientist - Dick Potts from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£40,000.00
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering ‘Whitley Awards’ to dynamic conservation leaders around the world.

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