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: 
21 Feb 2019 -
18:45 to 20:30
Type: 
Other Events
Greg Packman, Arboricultural Officer at The Royal Parks, will talk about the social, cultural and natural history of Hyde Park, telling the story through time from the perspective of the park's trees
Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Sun Mar 10 2019.
24 Feb 2019 - 17:45
10 Mar 2019 - 17:45
Type: 
Member Events
Inter Alios are the joint choir of Murray Edwards and Churchill Colleges and fortnightly perform a series of Humanist Happenings; a secular version of choral evensong.
Event Date: 
28 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 1 Mar 2019 - 17:30
Type: 
Member Events
This 2-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline.

Latest News

Post date: 
14 Jan 2019 - 11:45
Type: 
CCF News
“Be bold, be imaginative, and work together to make a wilder world”!! Here's what you missed at this year's CCF Re-wilding Symposium
Post date: 
11 Jan 2019 - 15:00
Type: 
CCF News
Great news! The ESRI conservation grant has been renewed and ArcGIS 10.15 is still available at the CCI Library.
Post date: 
15 Feb 2019 - 19:00
Type: 
Member News
Lindsey Elliott, an Open University PhD researcher studying CCI, is running an ‘Enabling Collaboration in CCI’ survey - please take 15 minutes to complete it online for your chance to win a painting!

Featured Members

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.
The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR.
The Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University is a founding member of the CCF.

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: 
22 Feb 2019
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for research on the phenology of perennial ryegrass pastures, with a primary focus on the timing of the start and end of the growing season
Application Deadline: 
27 Feb 2019
We are offering an exciting opportunity to play a major role in supporting two unique conservation partnerships to engage the public in conserving the natural world.
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2019
FFI is seeking qualified candidates to ensure effective support to the Scottish Marine Community Support Project.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
7 Apr 2019
Maximum Funding Level: 
£4,000
Undergraduate and Postgraduate students worldwide can apply for a scholarship to support their research in fisheries science or seafood supply chain traceability.
Application Deadline: 
10 Apr 2019
Maximum Funding Level: 
$50,000
UCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) in partnership with National Geographic Society (NGS), promote this Request for Proposals (RFP) with the aim of halting further biodiversity decline.

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