Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

******CCF HOTDESKS – these are currently unavailable in the David Attenborough Building as they are being relocated.  CCF members wishing to use a hotdesk can use the desks in the Library on the 3rd floor in the David Attenborough Building. ********

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: 
13 Dec 2017 -
10:00 to 15:00
Type: 
Other Events
If you fancy heading outdoors for some fresh air and exercise and can spare a little time, then come along to the beautiful Coton Reserve to join our volunteer work party this December.
Event Date: 
14 Dec 2017 - 19:30
Type: 
Other Events
Served at a historic (Harry Potter-esk) University of Oxford dining hall, this three course formal dinner is set to provide a relaxed atmosphere for celebrating twenty years of Reef Conservation UK
Event Date: 
16 Dec 2017 - 08:30 to 17 Dec 2017 - 17:30
Type: 
Other Events
Expressions of interest are invited for a 2-day lab based coral identification workshop Saturday 16th Dec. and Sunday 17th Dec. 2017 following the European Coral Reef Symposium in Oxford, UK.

Latest News

Post date: 
8 Dec 2017 - 12:45
Type: 
CCF News
Great news concerning the CCF hotdesks!
Post date: 
3 Dec 2017 - 20:15
Type: 
CCF News
The Women in Conservation Leadership Network’ (WICL) is a sub-group of CCF. To help expand network activities we are looking to recruit an additional two to four members to join the steering group.
Post date: 
2 Dec 2017 - 17:00
Type: 
Member News
We are delighted to announce the release of the Rhino Impact Investment Financing Mechanism Finance Manager and Performance Manager Request for Proposals (RfP)

Featured Members

The Cambridgeshire Bird Club holds regular meetings and workshops, and occasional conferences.
The BTO aims to promote and encourage the wider understanding, appreciation and conservation of birds.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.

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: 
15 Dec 2017
The Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust seeks candidates for a 3-year position with NBPOL, beginning mid-2018,to run a captive breeding facility for the endangered Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing.
Application Deadline: 
17 Dec 2017
We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor William Sutherland on the Conservation Evidence project, based in the Conservation Science Group at Cambridge.
Application Deadline: 
17 Dec 2017
We have a PostDoc position available at the Data and Modeling Center of Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (BiK-F) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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