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: 
26 Jan 2017 -
09:30 to 17:30
Type: 
CCF Events
The 18th CCF Annual Symposium will take place on 26th January 2017. The symposium programme with details of speakers and talks is online and booking is now open.
Event Date: 
31 Jan 2017 -
14:00 to 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
A workshop to share understanding about invasive Floating Pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) and how best to control it.
Event Date: 
19 Jan 2017 -
11:00 to 12:30
Type: 
Member Events
The first seminar in Lent Term of UCCRI’s Early Career Researcher Programme focuses on CCI’s Collaborative Fund for Conservation.

Latest News

Post date: 
9 Aug 2016 - 16:30
Type: 
CCF News
An update from the CCF Chair to reps, particularly on use of the David Attenborough Building, the recent Council meeting and a drive to refresh CCF.
Post date: 
18 Jan 2017 - 13:15
Type: 
Other News
Researchers from Ontario, Canada seek help from birders and ornithologists around the globe to identify which of our focal species breed in the largest cities, worldwide.
Post date: 
11 Jan 2017 - 17:15
Type: 
Member News
Froglife names new Head of Conservation, Dr Laurence Jarvis.

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.
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.
Trumpington Community Orchard runs the orchard on organic lines, and have introduced lots of habitats for wildlife, including beetle banks, bird boxes and bat boxes.

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: 
25 Jan 2017
Innovative conservation since 1903
Application Deadline: 
25 Jan 2017
There are seven exciting PhD opportunities at The Open University, related to conservation and ecology.
Application Deadline: 
29 Jan 2017
Innovative Conservation since 1903

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
5 Feb 2017
The Global Trees Campaign invites applications for student grants to support Masters research focused on tree species conservation

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.
Type: 
CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015