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: 
19 Jun 2018 -
09:30 to 16:30
Type: 
Member Events
This year Froglife are hosting a toad summit on the 19th June in Peterborough, and would like to invite you to be a part of our ongoing research into toad conservation.
Event Date: 
19 Jun 2018 -
09:30 to 16:30
Type: 
Member Events
froglife are hosting a Toad Summit in Peterborough and you are invited to be part of ongoing research into toad conservation
Event Date: 
19 Jun 2018 -
19:00 to 21:00
Type: 
Member Events
We will be unveiling our new swift box and then going for a walk around the reserve to look for swifts.

Latest News

Post date: 
31 May 2018 - 21:15
Type: 
Other News
A one-year course offered by the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford
Post date: 
31 May 2018 - 21:00
Type: 
Other News
Campaign launched at the Cambridge Literary Festival with Rob Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, to get The Lost Words book into all primary and special schools in Cambridge.
Post date: 
25 May 2018 - 12:30
Type: 
CCF News
Important update regarding GDPR and our data protection policy

Featured Members

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation body, founded 100 years ago.
The Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge is a founding member of the CCF. Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.

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: 
21 Jun 2018
The British Trust for Ornithology is seeking a versatile and enthusiastic coder to evolve its public-facing Drupal website.
Application Deadline: 
22 Jun 2018
The Trust is seeking an exceptional individual to manage the new conservation grant-making portfolio. The role focuses on supporting the smooth and efficient implementation of a grant-making programme
Application Deadline: 
24 Jun 2018
Cambridgeshire ACRE wish to contract a consultant for piece of work which will make proposals for the creation of a series of wildlife-friendly habitat improvements on community owned green-spaces.

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