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: 
30 Sep 2015 (All day)
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's 2015 Summer Symposium 'People and Nature' is postponed until Wednesday 30th September 2015.
Event Date: 
23 May 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Type: 
Member Events
Join in with the surveys and get up-close with the Animals, Plants and Fungi that call Wandlebury Country Park home.
Event Date: 
27 May 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00
Type: 
Other Events
A book launch and talk at Heffers Bookshop

Latest News

Post date: 
16 May 2015 - 16:00
Type: 
Member News
The RSPB would be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to send a response to the consultation through their quick on-line tool.
Post date: 
21 Apr 2015 - 21:00
Type: 
CCF News
An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge has, today, been named the David Attenborough Building, in honour of his pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural world to our screens.
Post date: 
19 Apr 2015 - 12:15
Type: 
Member News
Young people are invited to apply for a bursary for wildlife training workshops in memory of Hemingford Grey botanist, Bridget Smith

Featured Members

The BTO aims to promote and encourage the wider understanding, appreciation and conservation of birds.
Cambridge Past, Present & Future – a charity working to keep Cambridge and its surroundings special by influencing planning developments.
The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment.

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: 
22 May 2015
Seeking someone with a sound ecological understanding and outstanding knowledge transfer skills, to build strong relationships with business through which to advise on enhancing biodiversity.
Application Deadline: 
22 May 2015
The School of Biology is seeking a Senior Lecturer with a strong track record of high quality publication, a proven record of grant generation and a willingness to develop teaching.
Application Deadline: 
22 May 2015
FFI are seeking a temporary Programme Manager, Conservation Science and Design to ensure effective delivery of key aspects of work within the Conservation Science and Design Programme.

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.

Latest Reports

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
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
If you weren't at CCF's 15th Annual Symposium last Thursday 9th January, you missed a very good day!