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: 
22 Aug 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
Type: 
Member Events
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile group talk by Noel Thomas held in LAB 003, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road
Event Date: 
24 Aug 2017 -
15:30 to 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
Creating and planting the beds is part of a series of sessions at Orchard Park Community Centre to create a home for Pollinators. If you're aged between 10 and 17 years old we'd love to have you.
Event Date: 
1 Sep 2017 (All day)
Type: 
Other Events
Taught part-time, normally over one year, the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to conduct effective ecological surveys.

Latest News

Post date: 
19 Aug 2017 - 09:45
Type: 
Other News
£10.5million Earthworks contract awarded to Mick George Ltd at the Ouse Washes Reservoir, as part of a wider £27million Environmental Agency project.
Post date: 
4 Aug 2017 - 13:45
Type: 
Member News
Internship applicants are required to submit their application by 13 October 2017. The closing date for all applications to the conference is 20 October 2017 at 10:00 am GMT.
Post date: 
1 Aug 2017 - 17:30
Type: 
Member News
The RSPB Blog Saving Special Places provides a good overview of the Nature After Minerals (NAM) programme as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Featured Members

The Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) is a professional association of individuals, businesses and corporate bodies involved in agricultural development and livelihoods improvement in rural areas
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.
The Political Ecology of Development group is one of five research clusters in the Department of Geography in Cambridge.

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: 
23 Aug 2017
Africa’s Eden is currently looking for a conservation coordinator to lead and implement its Conservation Tourism programme that will consist of six pilot projects, both marine and terrestrial.
Application Deadline: 
24 Aug 2017
Valuing Nature Placement Opportunity: Analysis of international biodiversity targets to understand and maximize their relevance to the private sector.
Application Deadline: 
25 Aug 2017
Wildlife Trust is looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people to encourage members of the public to join the trust in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
2 Sep 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
€7000
Allianz Reinsurance is launching the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award as part of its activities to mitigate risks related to climate change.
Application Deadline: 
30 Sep 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£50,000
For community- based development projects located within the vicinity of a Mick George site and operating area, here's an opportunity to obtain funding for your initiatives
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: 
CCF Council Minutes
Minutes of CCF Council Meeting held on 14th January 2016 in the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge.
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: 
CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015