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: 
3 Nov 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's November Pub Night will be held at the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 3rd November from 1900.
Event Date: 
28 Oct 2014 (All day)
Type: 
Other Events
The event will bring together field recorders, conservationists, landscape managers and researchers to explore the generation and use of conservation evidence now and going forward into 21st century.
Event Date: 
28 Oct 2014 - 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
As part of the Visiting Humanitas Chair in Sustainability Studies and the Festival of Ideas programme, we are pleased to announce the first public lecture by Professor Johan Röckstrom.

Latest News

Post date: 
23 Oct 2014 - 20:15
Type: 
Member News
Official figures released this morning reveal another huge drop in the number of bird species, such as turtle dove, skylark and yellowhammer, reliant on farmed landscapes.
Post date: 
23 Oct 2014 - 10:15
Type: 
Member News
Kier, the contractors for the Arup building, have launched a website which provides information on their refurbishment of the building.
Post date: 
16 Oct 2014 - 12:00
Type: 
Member News
List of speakers and topics for Cambridge Conservation Seminars for Michaelmas Term - every Wednesday, 5 pm in Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography.

Featured Members

SWCC was established in March 2011 to help fundraise for important work both home and abroad. It also plays a major role in providing funds for the on-site Hedgehog Hospital.
The Department of Plant Sciences is a unique centre of learning in the fundamental plant processes which sustain life on earth, using an understanding of molecular mechanisms and ecological systems to
ResourceAfrica works with a range of partners to encourage and deliver new models of resource management based on community participation in which the values of transparency, equity and respect.

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: 
31 Oct 2014
Blue Ventures is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and committed Blue Carbon Manager to support the  successful development of our pioneering blue carbon projects along the west coast of Madagascar. 
Application Deadline: 
3 Nov 2014
We are seeking a proactive and highly organised project officer who will be responsible for managing ELL’s competitive bids and client projects, especially for development agency work.
Application Deadline: 
9 Nov 2014
FFI are seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to undertake a key supporting role within their Eurasia programme.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The deadline for applications for the Whitley Awards 2015 is just two weeks away - Friday 31st October 2014!
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The deadline for completed applications for the Whitley Awards 2015 is 31st October 2014.

Latest Reports

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!
Type: 
Reports
The CCF Chair's report summarises Cambridge Conservation Forum's activities and major developments over the past year.