Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** CCF HOTDESKS NEWS *****

  • We now have a dedicated desk space for CCF members in the Leventis Library, housed in the David Attenborough Building.  Please use the book system as usual - see the button the right hand side of this webpage.
  • CCF members will be welcome to use the work stations in CCI shared spaces, especially the Common Room and on the 3rd floor outside the Library, but will be requested to note their intentions on the CCF Google Docs booking form in the usual way and to let CCI Services Reception know, when signing into the DAB on arrival.
  • As a new option, CCF members will be able to book a small meeting room (normally the Baobab Meeting Room or, if not available, an equivalent) for working purposes and for meetings for the sole use of staff and volunteers from CCF member organisations for periods of up to two hours.  This will be bookable by contacting the DAB Reception Desk reception@cciservices.co.uk 

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: 
17 Oct 2018 - 09:00 to 19 Oct 2018 - 17:00
Type: 
Other Events
Learn how to design and deliver projects that make a measurable conservation impact. This 3-day course is being held at the beautiful Tubney House in Oxfordshire, and run by Wildteam.
Event Date: 
17 Oct 2018 -
10:15 to 16:30
Type: 
Other Events
A London-based symposium on bee health hosted by the Public Policy Exchange
Event Date: 
17 Oct 2018 -
17:00 to 18:00
Type: 
Member Events
Join Professor Julia Jones, University of Bangor (and visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge) for the first in the 2018/2019 CCI conservation seminar series.

Latest News

Post date: 
14 Oct 2018 - 12:00
Type: 
CCF News
A good time was had with the wildlife at the CCF Social Event at Shepreth Zoo
Post date: 
11 Oct 2018 - 16:30
Type: 
Other News
Natural Cambridgeshire, the Local Nature Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, have launched their Natural Future Vision and Developing with Nature Toolkit
Post date: 
20 Aug 2018 - 13:45
Type: 
CCF News
For our 'Rewilding and Its Effect on Nature and People' conference we would like to ask our members for photograpsh that we can populate the website with!

Featured 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.
The Tropical Biology Association is dedicated to providing professional training to individuals and institutions involved in conservation and management of tropical environments.
The goal of the Arcus Great Apes Program is to ensure the respect and survival of the great apes and their natural habitat.

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: 
28 Oct 2018
Work with Prof. William Sutherland on the Conservation Evidence project aimed at building dependable evidence to support global conservation decisions and interventions.
Application Deadline: 
29 Oct 2018
An exciting role supporting effective continuum between ape captivity and conservation under the Great Ape & Gibbon Program of the Arcus foundation.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2018
Manage small groups of volunteers at the Merapoh Rainforest Station on the borders of Malaysia's magnificent national park Taman Negara

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2018
Maximum Funding Level: 
GBP 40,000
The Whitley Awards seek to support grassroots leaders working in middle to lower income countries to conserve wildlife and their habitats with the help of local people.
Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2018
The Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge is an eleven month degree course aimed at graduates of leadership potential with experience in biodiversity conservation.

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