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. 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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    SAVE THE DATE... The next CCF council meeting will be held on 27th June, 17:30-19:30

    Upcoming Events

    Event Date: 
    26 Jun 2019 - 09:00 to 27 Jun 2019 - 17:30
    Type: 
    Member Events
    The theme of this two-day event is “Conservation Agriculture: Practical ideas on how to farm in the new environmental and political climate, whilst regenerating your core asset – the soil”.
    Event Date: 
    26 Jun 2019 -
    10:15 to 11:45
    Type: 
    Other Events
    This workshop is part of the Leventis Library's Information Skills Training Programme which is open to all CCI partners including CCF and its members.
    Event Date: 
    27 Jun 2019 -
    16:00 to 17:30
    Type: 
    CCF Events
    Megan Jones will present and facilitate a discussion on her recent study findings that women conservation leaders’ careers are shaped by a range of gender-related challenges.

    Latest News

    Post date: 
    20 Jun 2019 - 13:45
    Type: 
    Other News
    Do you have an interest and something to say about biodiversity and conservation? Are you an early career researcher or practitioner?
    Post date: 
    20 Jun 2019 - 13:45
    Type: 
    Member News
    The annual report of the IWC Scientific Committee is published today- lots of interesting updates from a conference of nearly 150 cetacean experts.
    Post date: 
    22 Jun 2019 - 09:00
    Type: 
    Other News
    It's Swift Awareness Week; here are some of the events happening around Cambridgeshire this week.

    Featured Members

    Cambridge University Press dates from 1534, and is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
    The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment.
    Since 1948 IUCN – The World Conservation Union has endeavoured to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature.

    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.
    NatHistCam is surveying the natural history of Cambridge. This is its final year of collecting sightings of the animals and plants found in the city. Get involved!
    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.

    Job Opportunities

    Application Deadline: 
    30 Jun 2019
    This exciting internship offers the chance to work in a UK-based fundraising conservation charity, providing an excellent all-round introduction to the sector.
    Application Deadline: 
    30 Jun 2019
    : The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is looking for a highly motivated Contracts Officer to support our work on promoting biodiversity knowledge through a smooth contracts process
    Application Deadline: 
    30 Jun 2019
    The Seychelles Islands Foundation are seeking a motivated conservation scientist to join their team as science and projects coordinator (SPC) at Head Office on Mahé.

    Funding Opportunities

    Application Deadline: 
    1 Sep 2019
    Applications are open for the 2019 Tony Whitten Conservation Prize for early career conservationists and biodiversity researchers from East and Southeast Asia.

    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