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: 
21 Feb 2017 -
18:30 to 21:00
Type: 
Member Events
An open debate led by an expert panel
Event Date: 
22 Feb 2017 (All day) to 3 May 2017 (All day)
Type: 
Other Events
This tutor-led ecological statistics course provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principles and methods used by ecologists and field biologists.
Event Date: 
22 Feb 2017 -
17:00 to 18:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Conservation and invasive species in freshwater ecosystems

Latest News

Post date: 
18 Feb 2017 - 09:00
Type: 
CCF News
Having access to such great working space and inspiring building has been a great and productive experience.
Post date: 
16 Feb 2017 - 10:30
Type: 
CCF News
Throughout the year, we plan to host such events as conservation mapping parties (or ‘mapathons’), seminars, spotlight talks and a drop-in clinic.
Post date: 
13 Feb 2017 - 16:00
Type: 
Member News
This term (and for a bit of the holidays), we are holding our second annual photography competition!

Featured Members

The International Whaling Commission is the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.
The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.
The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum exists to promote the conservation of the rich and unique biodiversity, the natural environment and related heritage in the Overseas Territories

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: 
21 Feb 2017
The International Water Management Institute is looking for a visionary Director General to lead and further develop their strong profile in water and land management.
Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2017
BirdLife Cyprus is looking for highly competent, experienced and hard-working fieldworkers to visit the island as full-time volunteer bird surveyors in Spring/Summer 2017
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2017
Biodiversity Business are looking for a young conservationist with a strong interest in wildlife conservation to acquire professional marketing skills, through work experience and study.

Latest Reports

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