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: 
27 Jul 2017 - 12:30
Type: 
Other Events
Learn more about the work that 'Action for Swifts' is doing to save the fascinating birds by listening to an informative talk by Dick Newell
Event Date: 
31 Jul 2017 -
14:00 to 16:00
Type: 
Member Events
Making a Bug Hotel is part of a series of sessions at Orchard Park Community Centre to create a home for Pollinators. If you're aged between 10 and 17 years old we'd love to have you.
Event Date: 
4 Aug 2017 -
13:00 to 14:00
Type: 
Member Events
Jenny Merriman and Michael MacDonald will be giving us a talk on the TESSA toolkit.

Latest News

Post date: 
15 Jul 2017 - 22:00
Type: 
Member News
This survey is part of a CCI collaborative fund project ‘The Missing Conservation Knowledge Product’, with respondents being entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher
Post date: 
15 Jul 2017 - 20:45
Type: 
Other News
Wander our Wild is a new Instagram account and blog created/edited by a recent graduate of Cambridge's MPhil in Conservation Leadership, and it's looking for short photo and story contributions
Post date: 
10 Jul 2017 - 17:45
Type: 
Member News
This Newsletter includes what wildlife has been recorded here at the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve and what research and surveys have been taking place.

Featured Members

The Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) is a professional association of individuals, businesses and corporate bodies involved in agricultural development and livelihoods improvement in rural areas
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. It is a collaboration between United Nations Environment and the UK non-profit organization, WCMC.
Buglife is the first organisation in Europe set up specifically for the conservation of all invertebrates.

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.
A request for collaborative involvement from the Knysna Basin Project
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: 
24 Jul 2017
This Internship offers the chance to work in a UK-based fundraising conservation charity as an excellent all-round introduction to the sector.
Application Deadline: 
31 Jul 2017
Innovative conservation since 1903
Application Deadline: 
31 Jul 2017
The RSPB’s Centre for Conservation Science is seeking a Principal Research Manager to help manage the delivery of its world class science to inform the RSPB's conservation work

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
15 Aug 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
$5,000
To award up to $5,000 of Scientific product for projects making use of bioacoustics and contributing to long-term conservation.
Application Deadline: 
2 Sep 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
€7000
Allianz Reinsurance is launching the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award as part of its activities to mitigate risks related to climate change.
Application Deadline: 
30 Sep 2017
Maximum Funding Level: 
£50,000
For community- based development projects located within the vicinity of a Mick George site and operating area, here's an opportunity to obtain funding for your initiatives

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