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: 
3 Oct 2016 (All day) to 7 Oct 2016 (All day)
Type: 
Member Events
Call for applications: this is a five day workshop to guide participants through the project development and proposal writing process.
Event Date: 
3 Oct 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
Type: 
Member Events
Kevin Wallace and Rosie Trevelyan, Tropical Biology Association will talk about the Tropical Biology Association's approach to capacity building and how it is measuring its impact.
Event Date: 
6 Oct 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
With numbers in fast decline, we will be looking at conditions required and measures which could be adopted on restored mineral sites to help safeguard the future of this endangered species.

Latest News

Post date: 
12 Sep 2016 - 14:30
Type: 
CCF News
CCF are looking for ideas and suggestions for a new logo!
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: 
25 Sep 2016 - 18:45
Type: 
Member News
New intersessional report released

Featured Members

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.
The Tropical Biology Association is dedicated to providing professional training to individuals and institutions involved in conservation and management of tropical environments.
The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC) is a small consultancy that specialises in quantifying biodiversity and in practical approaches to managing complex biodiversity issues.

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.
The Cam Valley Forum is organising a volunteer working party at the Grantchester Mill Pool to remove as much Floating Pennywort and Himalayan Balsam as possible. Tuesday 28th June 2016 from 10.00.
Help Voices for Nature to win Richard Branson’s #VOOM2016 competition to raise funds for an awareness-building eco-thriller movie, and to support two conservation projects in Brazil.

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 Oct 2016
FFI are seeking an intern to support the eradication of black rats on Redonda.
Application Deadline: 
2 Oct 2016
The ACCOBAMS Secretariat are looking for a Project Officer for their Survey Initiative.
Application Deadline: 
6 Oct 2016
A maternity cover position with FFI

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000 GBP
Gain recognition and funding as an outstanding conservationist who is working at a grassroots level.

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