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: 
28 Jun 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Type: 
Member Events
Please join us on Wednesday June 28th for a lunchtime presentation by Harvey Locke entitled “Large Landscape Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon to Nature Needs Half”.
Event Date: 
29 Jun 2017 - 11:00
Type: 
Other Events
A talk by Ralph Von Kaufmann Controlled Environment Agricultural systems that are applicable to tropical Africa
Event Date: 
1 Jul 2017 - 00:15
Type: 
Other Events
After Earth Optimism, come and support the local sustainable living side of the environmental movement with the Permaculture Association!

Latest News

Post date: 
12 Jun 2017 - 16:00
Type: 
Other News
The European Coral Reef Symposium abstract deadline is approaching quickly!
Post date: 
12 Jun 2017 - 07:30
Type: 
Member News
Applications are now open for the Cambridge University Wildlife Conservation Society (CUWCS) 2017/18 Committee.
Post date: 
6 Jun 2017 - 18:15
Type: 
Other News
We are crowd-sourcing images of the current dry period nationally - as well as in our seven study catchments – on a map of the UK, and also running a story competition to capture stories of drought.

Featured Members

Affiliated to Town and Gown, the Society is open to all persons interested in Natural History
ARCOS is a non-governmental organization established in 1995 whose mission is to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of the Albertine Rift region through the ...
The Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge is a founding member of the CCF. Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department.

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 Jun 2017
The IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group is offering a contractor role as the Programme Officer, based at Chester Zoo
Application Deadline: 
23 Jun 2017
The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Research to provide strategic and operational leadership for the core research activities of the Half-Earth Project.
Application Deadline: 
29 Jun 2017
BirdLife International is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to work on a voluntary basis with our Business and Biodiversity team, based at our headquarters in Cambridge, England.

Funding Opportunities

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.
Application Deadline: 
15 Jul 2017
A new international Masters' programme on Ecosystem Services at the International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden, Germany.

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