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. Over 50 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: 
3 Nov 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's November Pub Night will be held at the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 3rd November from 1900.
Event Date: 
23 Oct 2014 - 09:00 to 13:00
Type: 
Other Events
This seminar will consider next steps for the development of UK agricultural technology, and for implementing the Government's key priorities of new technologies, skills and leadership.
Event Date: 
24 Oct 2014 - 16:30
Type: 
Member Events
As part of the Festival of Ideas programme, the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) is delighted to host an evening with Professor Bina Agarwal on Friday 24th October.

Latest News

Post date: 
16 Oct 2014 - 12:00
Type: 
Member News
List of speakers and topics for Cambridge Conservation Seminars for Michaelmas Term - every Wednesday, 5 pm in Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography.
Post date: 
6 Oct 2014 - 09:45
Type: 
CCF News
Input of ideas and contributions sought for CCF's Annual Symposium on Thursday 8th January 2015
Post date: 
21 Sep 2014 - 19:15
Type: 
Member News
Call for MPhil in Conservation Leadership individual placements and group consultancies - deadline 31st October 2014

Featured Members

The Cambridgeshire Mammal Group is a group of individuals (all volunteers) whose aim is to look after the health and welfare of the wild mammals of Cambridgeshire.
The association aims to prevent the extinction of any species of butterfly and moth, especially in Europe
ARC Ecological Services Ltd (ARC-ESL) is an ecological and environmental consultancy

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: 
24 Oct 2014
One year intermittent consultancy: requires senior executive experience in institutional development, working at intergovernmental levels in environmental cooperation.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Blue Ventures is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and committed Blue Carbon Manager to support the  successful development of our pioneering blue carbon projects along the west coast of Madagascar. 
Application Deadline: 
3 Nov 2014
We are seeking a proactive and highly organised project officer who will be responsible for managing ELL’s competitive bids and client projects, especially for development agency work.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The deadline for applications for the Whitley Awards 2015 is just two weeks away - Friday 31st October 2014!
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The deadline for completed applications for the Whitley Awards 2015 is 31st October 2014.

Latest Reports

Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
CCF Summer Symposium 2014 - Presentations, biographies, abstracts, messages from interactive and panel sessions and symposium photographs
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
If you weren't at CCF's 15th Annual Symposium last Thursday 9th January, you missed a very good day!
Type: 
Reports
The CCF Chair's report summarises Cambridge Conservation Forum's activities and major developments over the past year.