Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** CCF HOTDESKS NEWS *****

  • We now have a dedicated desk space for CCF members in the Leventis Library, housed in the David Attenborough Building.  Please use the book system as usual - see the button the right hand side of this webpage.
  • CCF members will be welcome to use the work stations in CCI shared spaces, especially the Common Room and on the 3rd floor outside the Library, but will be requested to note their intentions on the CCF Google Docs booking form in the usual way and to let CCI Services Reception know, when signing into the DAB on arrival.
  • As a new option, CCF members will be able to book a small meeting room (normally the Baobab Meeting Room or, if not available, an equivalent) for working purposes and for meetings for the sole use of staff and volunteers from CCF member organisations for periods of up to two hours.  This will be bookable by contacting the DAB Reception Desk reception@cciservices.co.uk 

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 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: 
23 Mar 2019 - 10:30 to 19 Apr 2019 - 12:30
Type: 
Other Events
The City Council is holding litter picks - including one on Stourbridge Common - as part of the Great British Spring Clean
Event Date: 
24 Mar 2019 -
11:00 to 15:30
Type: 
Member Events
Join Cambridge Past, Present & Future to explore the habitats of Wandlebury Country Park and the wildlife that call it home
Event Date: 
26 Mar 2019 - 09:00 to 28 Mar 2019 - 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
A conference to build links among young conservation scientists and practitioners

Latest News

Post date: 
14 Jan 2019 - 11:45
Type: 
CCF News
“Be bold, be imaginative, and work together to make a wilder world”!! Here's what you missed at this year's CCF Re-wilding Symposium
Post date: 
11 Jan 2019 - 15:00
Type: 
CCF News
Great news! The ESRI conservation grant has been renewed and ArcGIS 10.15 is still available at the CCI Library.
Post date: 
9 Mar 2019 - 11:30
Type: 
CCF News
It is now less than 4 weeks to the deadline for submission of expressions of interest for funding from the Endangered Landscapes Programme for enabling activities.

Featured Members

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation.
Cambridge University Press dates from 1534, and is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. RSPB is the the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members.

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.
NatHistCam is surveying the natural history of Cambridge. This is its final year of collecting sightings of the animals and plants found in the city. Get involved!
A new initiative that allows any pesticide user (not just farmers) to instantly and anonymously notify local beekeepers of planned pesticide use and swarms via an app.

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
24 Mar 2019
BCT is seeking a new Chair of Trustees from September 2019. This is an exciting and challenging leadership role and is a voluntary unpaid position.
Application Deadline: 
27 Mar 2019
The Research Support Team facilitates the acquisition and delivery of science research projects by supporting and administering tenders and contracts
Application Deadline: 
27 Mar 2019
Lecturer in Evolution, Behaviour and the Environment at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; particularly researchers in conservation genetics, contemporary evolutionary biology or animal behaviour.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
7 Apr 2019
Maximum Funding Level: 
£4,000
Undergraduate and Postgraduate students worldwide can apply for a scholarship to support their research in fisheries science or seafood supply chain traceability.
Application Deadline: 
10 Apr 2019
Maximum Funding Level: 
$50,000
UCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) in partnership with National Geographic Society (NGS), promote this Request for Proposals (RFP) with the aim of halting further biodiversity decline.

Latest Reports

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: 
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