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: 
1 Dec 2014 - 19:00 to 23:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Join the fun at the CCF Christmas Party returns on Monday 1st December. Tickets are £11.25 including buffet supper. Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccf-christmas-party-tickets-13142526651
Event Date: 
29 Nov 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00
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Other Events
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education day school is pleased to announce a one-day event, "Citizen Science from Outside to Online: technology for wildlife recording".
Event Date: 
2 Dec 2014 - 19:00
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Other Events
Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG East) evening talk: “Insects on the farm: Little bugs, big bucks”, with guest speaker Brian Eversham, CEO of Beds, Cambs & Northants Wildlife Trust.

Latest News

Post date: 
9 Nov 2014 - 19:45
Type: 
CCF News
A hardy group of 20 people from across different CCF organisations had a brilliant day carrying out traditional woodland management in Hayley Wood. Huge thanks to Glenn Hadley and Louise Bacon.
Post date: 
9 Nov 2014 - 14:15
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Member News
This essay examines the premise that protecting biodiversity and sustaining the integrity of global life support systems has become to many a vocation; a calling.
Post date: 
6 Nov 2014 - 17:45
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Other News
Obituary: Nigel Holmes, an ecologist who led efforts to restore degraded rivers and formulated a scientific classification used across Europe.

Featured Members

A Rocha is a global community of Christians working together with any who care for the restoration of creation by conserving biodiversity and habitats and landscapes, undertaking research ...
The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC) is a small consultancy that specialises in quantifying biodiversity and in practical approaches to managing complex biodiversity issues.
Natura International conserves, protects and promotes the natural ecosystems across Europe to support the economic, cultural and social prosperity of local communities.

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: 
30 Nov 2014
A PhD project that will use the largest, global database on matched biodiversity observations combined with freely-available, long-term satellite data of LULC change.
Application Deadline: 
30 Nov 2014
We are seeking a Financial Controller to provide strong technical and managerial leadership for the Transaction Procession & Treasury function within the FFI finance team.
Application Deadline: 
1 Dec 2014
An exciting opportunity for motivated and committed individual to take charge of the Partnership's engagement with the wider public as we seek to turn the Ouse Washes area into a tourism destination.

Latest Reports

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