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: 
23 Mar 2017 - 13:00
Type: 
Other Events
What are you worth? Valuing ourselves and our natural environment - Prof Aled Jones
Event Date: 
23 Mar 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00
Type: 
Member Events
Duncan Mackay will talk about the wildlife he has encountered on his expeditions to the Arctic.
Event Date: 
25 Mar 2017 -
09:45 to 12:00
Type: 
Member Events
We invite you to take part in The Mill Pond, Coe Fen, Lammas Land and Sheep's Green Clean Up of the Cam.

Latest News

Post date: 
17 Mar 2017 - 09:45
Type: 
Member News
CAM VALLEY MATTERS No. 36 - AGM, Invasive Water Pennywort and the Annual Big Cam Clean-Up.
Post date: 
6 Mar 2017 - 09:30
Type: 
Other News
I am running a project to help monitor and save vultures and birds of prey in Albania. I hope you might be interested in supporting it.
Post date: 
3 Mar 2017 - 14:00
Type: 
Other News
WWF is pleased to announce the latest publication in our Wildlife and Climate Change Series, on Giant pandas.

Featured Members

Cambridge Past, Present & Future – a charity working to keep Cambridge and its surroundings special by influencing planning developments.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. RSPB is the the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million 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.

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: 
23 Mar 2017
The opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial team, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise.
Application Deadline: 
28 Mar 2017
This role is an exciting chance to support the philanthropic development activities for the Cambridge Conservation Initiativ
Application Deadline: 
29 Mar 2017
RSPB is seeking a dynamic Chief Technical Advisor to deliver the objectives of the programme: the REDD Project's objectives, and direct benefits to biodiversity and to 122 Forest Edge Communities.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
3 Apr 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£4000
The Marine Scholarship Council's Scholarship Research Program is currently open for applications with the deadline fast approaching – 3rd April 2017!
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