Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** 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 book 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: 
14 Nov 2018 -
10:00 to 12:00
Type: 
Member Events
With the myriad of productivity apps available, it can be hard to know where to start. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to three popular task management apps and the chance to set up your own.
Event Date: 
14 Nov 2018 -
17:00 to 18:00
Type: 
Member Events
In this seminar we will be hearing from Jacob Phelps, University of Lancaster on ‘Sustainability through environmental liability: getting conservationists and political ecologists into the courtroom’.
Event Date: 
14 Nov 2018 -
17:30 to 19:30
Type: 
Other Events
This annual public lecture, co-hosted by TAA and the University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, will focus on the risks to small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest News

Post date: 
5 Nov 2018 - 12:00
Type: 
Member News
CCI researchers and international colleagues, have a new article in Nature showing that just 20 countries are home to 94%of the world's remaining wilderness, excluding the high seas and Antarctica.
Post date: 
5 Nov 2018 - 11:00
Type: 
Member News
The Comberton Greenways consultation is now open. This is very important – please get involved and send in your views.
Post date: 
4 Nov 2018 - 22:00
Type: 
Member News
A new whale watching handbook has been developed as a collaboration between the IWC and the Convention on Migratory Species.

Featured Members

Affiliated to Town and Gown, the Society is open to all persons interested in Natural History
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership promotes the conservation of habitats and species in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR.

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 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.
A request for collaborative involvement from the Knysna Basin Project

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
14 Nov 2018
Fixed-term (2 years, with possibility for renewal)
Application Deadline: 
15 Nov 2018
We have 2 positions where we are looking for dedicated, highly motivated, flexible and 100% committed individuals to work on The IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of the proposals to amend the CITES appendices.
Application Deadline: 
15 Oct 2018
Botanic Gardens Conservation International is recruiting a Tree Red List Coordinator to be best at IUCN in Cambridge.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2018
The Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge is an eleven month degree course aimed at graduates of leadership potential with experience in biodiversity conservation.

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