Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

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: 
24 May 2017 -
19:30 to 21:30
Type: 
Member Events
Join one of the Ouse Fen wardens, for a walk around the reedbeds to look behind the scenes at how the partnership between Hanson and the RSPB is working to create Ouse Fen nature reserve.
Event Date: 
25 May 2017 - 18:00
Type: 
Other Events
Dr Jody Gunn, Executive Manager of Bush Heritage Australia, cordially invites you and a guest to attend an event with Chris Darwin—the great great grandson of Charles Darwin.
Event Date: 
31 May 2017 - 09:00
Type: 
Member Events
The BTO is looking for David Attenborough Building dwellers to help test a prototype version of their website

Latest News

Post date: 
17 May 2017 - 20:00
Type: 
Member News
CAM VALLEY MATTERS No. 38 10 May 2017 - The Occasional Newsletter of the Cam Valley Forum
Post date: 
16 May 2017 - 17:30
Type: 
Member News
Wildlife conservation charity Froglife are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new Hoppy Families Nature Trail, right in the heart of Peterborough!
Post date: 
10 May 2017 - 20:30
Type: 
Other News
Just nine months on, and the development at Nene Park, the popular visitor attraction in Peterborough is nearing completion, with positive results.

Featured Members

The Tropical Biology Association is dedicated to providing professional training to individuals and institutions involved in conservation and management of tropical environments.
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 BirdLife Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

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.
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: 
24 May 2017
The School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, is seeking to appoint a Director for a new Centre, with appointment at professorial level.
Application Deadline: 
26 May 2017
We are searching for 3-4 postdocs to join a new interdisciplinary program in biodiversity science that we are starting at the University of Arizona.
Application Deadline: 
26 May 2017
The Wildlife Trust is looking for a creative content and publishing professional to join its busy Comms Team

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
30 Jun 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£5000
To assist in the long term conservation and appropriate management and research objectives of the Nyika and Vwaza protected areas in Malawi.

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