Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** CCF HOTDESKS OPEN AGAIN!  The CCF hotdesks in the David Attenborough Building for CCF members have now been re-opened in a new space on the 1st floor – please ask at reception.  We are pleased that these are now accessible by all as no stairs are involved.  Please use the booking system as usual – see the button to the right hand side of this webpage. *****

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: 
26 Apr 2018 -
12:30 to 14:00
Type: 
CCF Events
A meeting, open to all, by the CCF's Connectivity Conservation Work Group
Event Date: 
27 Apr 2018 - 08:00
Type: 
Other Events
An exciting opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students at all stages of study to meet with peers and experts, take part in a range of workshops and discuss mammal research.
Event Date: 
2 May 2018 -
09:00 to 17:30
Type: 
Member Events
A celebratory event to mark the 70th anniversary of IUCN and the 21st birthday of its National Committee in the UK, gathering people interested in the work of IUCN together t

Latest News

Post date: 
16 Apr 2018 - 10:30
Type: 
CCF News
You can view the recording and follow-up on this important lecture and panel dicussion, which took place last Thursday 12 April. Sir David Attenborough spoke on "The future of life now depnds on us'.
Post date: 
16 Apr 2018 - 10:15
Type: 
Other News
Invitation to take part in a short online survey (~14 min. of your time) by contributing with your knowledge on the use, trade and conservation of these threatened species.
Post date: 
15 Apr 2018 - 22:00
Type: 
CCF News
This photography exhibition is based on research in India and Nepal on land-use and development in the lower Himalayas

Featured Members

Since 1989 Froglife has been at the heart of efforts to conserve native amphibians and reptiles.
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.

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: 
30 Apr 2018
The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a dynamic, experienced individual to lead a growing environmental conservation program across the Southeast Asia Archipelago.
Application Deadline: 
7 May 2018
This role is responsible for providing technical services and technology support to our internal users within our organisation globally.
Application Deadline: 
13 Jul 2018
9 Volunteer Reserves Officer placements available within The Wildlife Trust Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
3 May 2018
Maximum Funding Level: 
£75,000
The CCI Collaborative Fund supports innovative, collaborative conservation projects undertaken by CCI members. Every project should address a high priority biodiversity conservation issue.

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