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: 
15 Feb 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
Type: 
CCF Events
A CCF Marine Seminar is being held on Monday 15th February from 1pm - 2pm at the David Attenborough Building
Event Date: 
15 Feb 2016 - 13:00
Type: 
CCF Events
A talk by Dr Robert Sluka of A Rocha International
Event Date: 
17 Feb 2016 - 13:00
Type: 
Member Events
Project presentation about TRAFFIC’s work in Viet Nam

Latest News

Post date: 
1 Feb 2016 - 01:00
Type: 
Member News
Froglife has recently taken over the management of the Boardwalks and Thorpe Meadows nature reserve in Peterborough and want to get more families and local people out enjoying it!
Post date: 
29 Jan 2016 - 01:00
Type: 
Member News
Join in the world’s largest wildlife survey. Over half a million people expected to participate in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch on 30 and 31 January 2016
Post date: 
26 Jan 2016 - 17:45
Type: 
Member News
Welcome to the latest update from the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science.

Featured Members

Affiliated to Town and Gown, the Society is open to all persons interested in Natural History
The Political Ecology of Development group is one of five research clusters in the Department of Geography in Cambridge.
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is the biodiversity information and assessment arm of the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organisation.

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: 
15 Feb 2016
We are seeking 4 outstanding Research Fellows from across natural sciences, social sciences, policy & law for the new, interdisciplinary Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Application Deadline: 
17 Feb 2016
The RSPB is looking for an International Policy Officer to be based in its head office in Sandy, Bedfordshire.
Application Deadline: 
19 Feb 2016
Working with international partners across the Balkans and Turkey you will manage an ambitious programme to conserve wild plants and habitats for people in the south and east Mediterranean.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
8 May 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£1000
Grants of up to £1000 are available for people accepted to work with A Rocha
Application Deadline: 
30 Jun 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
Grants of US $5,000 to US $30,000 are awarded for a period of up to six months.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is an emergency fund that supports the conservation of natural World Heritage sites during disaster situations and times of crisis.

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