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: 
Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday until Tue Nov 22 2016 .
18 Jul 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
1 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
15 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
29 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
12 Sep 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
26 Sep 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
10 Oct 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
24 Oct 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
7 Nov 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
21 Nov 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Member Events
CCI's seminar series
Event Date: 
28 Sep 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
Type: 
Member Events
Anne-Hélène will give a presentation and overview about the work of Future Earth.
Event Date: 
29 Sep 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
Bats and more on the urban fringe

Latest News

Post date: 
12 Sep 2016 - 14:30
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CCF News
CCF are looking for ideas and suggestions for a new logo!
Post date: 
9 Aug 2016 - 16:30
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CCF News
An update from the CCF Chair to reps, particularly on use of the David Attenborough Building, the recent Council meeting and a drive to refresh CCF.
Post date: 
25 Sep 2016 - 18:45
Type: 
Member News
New intersessional report released

Featured Members

The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. RSPB is the the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members.
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.
The Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge is a founding member of the CCF. Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department.

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.
The Cam Valley Forum is organising a volunteer working party at the Grantchester Mill Pool to remove as much Floating Pennywort and Himalayan Balsam as possible. Tuesday 28th June 2016 from 10.00.
Help Voices for Nature to win Richard Branson’s #VOOM2016 competition to raise funds for an awareness-building eco-thriller movie, and to support two conservation projects in Brazil.

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
25 Sep 2016
CCI is seeking an energetic and experienced programme manager to set up the first phase of a new Landscape Restoration programme in Europe.
Application Deadline: 
26 Sep 2016
Part time position with The Wildlife Trust BCN, fixed term contract until June 2018.
Application Deadline: 
26 Sep 2016
RSPB are looking for a dynamic person who understands the role that business can play in biodiversity conservation to lead the Nature After Minerals Programme.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
30 Sep 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£20,000
For the second time this year a funding pot is up for grabs for projects that will enhance the environment, thanks to money raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000 GBP
Gain recognition and funding as an outstanding conservationist who is working at a grassroots level.

Latest Reports

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CCF Council Minutes
Minutes of CCF Council Meeting held on 14th January 2016 in the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge.
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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.
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CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015