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: 
3 May 2017 -
10:15 to 16:30
Type: 
Other Events
A Public Policy Exchange Symposium in central London
Event Date: 
3 May 2017 -
10:15 to 16:30
Type: 
Other Events
A symposium on protecting wildlife and improving road safety
Event Date: 
3 May 2017 - 12:00
Type: 
Member Events
A lunchtime seminar organised by Biodiversity Consultancy together with IUCN (USA), Birdlife and World Conservation Monitoring Centre at the David Attenborough Building.

Latest News

Post date: 
27 Apr 2017 - 14:30
Type: 
Other News
The Reef Conservation UK (RCUK) committee are excited to announce that the call for abstracts for the European Coral Reef Symposium (ECRS) is now open
Post date: 
24 Apr 2017 - 16:15
Type: 
Other News
Expert reviewers are sought for the Second Order Draft reviews of IPBES thematic assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration, and the 4 regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Post date: 
7 Apr 2017 - 14:30
Type: 
Member News
Some 30 volunteers gathered at the Mill Pond on 1 April 2017 for the big assault on floating pennywort on the upper Cam.

Featured Members

Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.
Buglife is the first organisation in Europe set up specifically for the conservation of all invertebrates.
The Wildlife Research Group in the Anatomy School is involved in research on the socio-ecology and conservation biology of endangered wildlife, especially primates.

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.
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: 
5 May 2017
This is a funded 3 year PhD opportunity focusing on ‘The Impact of Reduced and Zero Tillage Farming on Soil Biodiversity within Cultivated Agricultural Land’.
Application Deadline: 
7 May 2017
Innovative conservation since 1903
Application Deadline: 
12 May 2017
Do you have the skills to lead Arran's acclaimed community-based marine conservation group and develop a new marine centre in Lamlash?

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
30 Jun 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£5000
To assist in the long term conservation and appropriate management and research objectives of the Nyika and Vwaza protected areas in Malawi.

Latest Reports

Type: 
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