Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** CCF HOTDESKS OPEN AGAIN!  The CCF hotdesks in the David Attenborough Building for CCF members have now been re-opened in a new space on the 1st floor – please ask at reception.  We are pleased that these are now accessible by all as no stairs are involved.  Please use the booking system as usual – see the button to the right hand side of this webpage. *****

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 Feb 2018 -
17:00 to 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
The next Conservation Seminar will be Wednesday 21 February, at which we’ll be hearing from Dave Goulson, who will be talking about “Saving our bumblebees”. DAB seminar room.
Event Date: 
24 Feb 2018 - 00:45
Type: 
Other Events
A day of talks and presentations in Ipswich on the challenges facing mammals today
Event Date: 
27 Feb 2018 - 09:00 to 28 Feb 2018 - 17:00
Type: 
Other Events
A two-day symposium hosted by ZSL and the National Geographic Society

Latest News

Post date: 
18 Feb 2018 - 20:15
Type: 
Member News
Your views are needed for consultation on the use of Blockchain for its potential use in conservation.
Post date: 
17 Feb 2018 - 17:45
Type: 
Other News
New system being launched in Oxford this March, beeWatch, is a system that allows any pesticide user alert local beekeepers through an app, of upcoming pesticide use as well as bee swarms.
Post date: 
22 Jan 2018 - 16:30
Type: 
CCF News
CCF's Connectivity Conservation Work Group has received a grant from ESRI's Conservation Program in the form of a license to use ArcMap 10.15 and ArcPro for a year

Featured Members

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organisation working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
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.
A new initiative that allows any pesticide user (not just farmers) to instantly and anonymously notify local beekeepers of planned pesticide use and swarms via an app.
A request for collaborative involvement from the Knysna Basin Project

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2018
FFI is seeking a highly diligent and methodical Legal Officer to support FFI in compliance with statutory obligations, internal policies and procedures and funder requirements.
Application Deadline: 
26 Feb 2018
Ecological Networks (TU Darmstadt) and the University of Exeter are looking for help with their fieldwork projects in the Seychelles
Application Deadline: 
28 Feb 2018
Help the University’s Ecological Advisory Panel with the development of a Biodiversity Action Plan; assisting to fulfil the University's objectives on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2018
Maximum Funding Level: 
6 months of Aurora Membership worth £1,500
An opportunity for students and entrepreneurs who would like the chance to showcase their idea at BAS's upcoming Ocean Plastics event. You could also win 6 months of Aurora Membership worth £1,500.

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: 
Symposium Proceedings
85 CCF members gathered at the Cambridge Judge Business School for this annual event
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
CCF Summer Symposium 2014 - Presentations, biographies, abstracts, messages from interactive and panel sessions and symposium photographs