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 Sep 2015 - 10:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's 2015 Summer Symposium 'People and Nature' is changed to Monday 21st September 2015.
Event Date: 
27 Aug 2015 - 17:00
Type: 
CCF Events
A CCF Management and Restoration Group has been established to bring together site managers and others associated with habitat management to discuss and share ideas on solutions to management issues.
Event Date: 
31 Aug 2015 - 08:15 to 4 Sep 2015 - 08:15
Type: 
Other Events
PROPARK FOUNDATION FOR PROTECTED AREAS, is organising a 5 day train of trainer seminar on Community outreach and participatory protected area management

Latest News

Post date: 
28 Jul 2015 - 15:15
Type: 
Member News
Student Conference on Conservation Science: Cambridge, UK on 22-24 March 2016. Final dates for applications to attend or internships in October 2015.
Post date: 
28 Jul 2015 - 10:45
Type: 
Member News
Conservationists from the Netherlands and UK have teamed up to fit satellite tracking devices to three Montagu’s harriers in East Anglia.
Post date: 
28 Jul 2015 - 10:45
Type: 
Member News
The European Union’s Birds Directive has had a huge impact in protecting Europe’s most threatened bird species, including many in the UK.

Featured Members

The Tropical Biology Association is dedicated to providing professional training to individuals and institutions involved in conservation and management of tropical environments.
The Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge is a founding member of the CCF. Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership promotes the conservation of habitats and species in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

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: 
14 Aug 2015
This is an opportunity for a short-term research assistant position to analyse video quadrats of benthic cover on Bahamian patch reefs.
Application Deadline: 
15 Aug 2015
The BES is looking for nominations for members of the steering group for the Natural Capital Initiative.
Application Deadline: 
16 Aug 2015
This is an exciting opportunity to gain real breadth of HR experience and exposure in an international organisation.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 Nov 2015
Maximum Funding Level: 
Globally: ca. 30 million euro.
The BiodivERsA ERA-Net is pleased to announce the launch of its next call, co-funded by the European Commission.
Application Deadline: 
8 May 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£1000
Grants of up to £1000 are available for people accepted to work with A Rocha

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: 
CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
85 CCF members gathered at the Cambridge Judge Business School for this annual event