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: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Mon Aug 29 2016 .
21 Aug 2016 - 10:00
28 Aug 2016 - 10:00
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Member Events
Join us to find out what wonderful wildlife we have here at Fen Drayton Lakes.
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Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday until Tue Nov 22 2016 .
18 Jul 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
1 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
15 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
29 Aug 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
12 Sep 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
26 Sep 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
10 Oct 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
24 Oct 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
7 Nov 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
21 Nov 2016 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Member Events
CCI's seminar series
Event Date: 
1 Sep 2016 - 16:00 to 20:30
Type: 
CCF Events
The fourth meeting of the CCF Management and Restoration Group will be hosted by the Little Ouse Headwaters Project focusing on issues associated with restoring and reconnecting habitat patches.

Latest News

Post date: 
9 Aug 2016 - 16:30
Type: 
CCF News
An update from the CCF Chair to reps, particularly on use of the David Attenborough Building, the recent Council meeting and a drive to refresh CCF.
Post date: 
9 Aug 2016 - 14:15
Type: 
Member News
UK first as experts use GPS to keep tabs on elusive stone-curlews
Post date: 
8 Aug 2016 - 11:30
Type: 
Member News
Save Fen Ditton Meadows - sign the petition by 30 August

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 Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.
The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.

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.
The Cam Valley Forum is organising a volunteer working party at the Grantchester Mill Pool to remove as much Floating Pennywort and Himalayan Balsam as possible. Tuesday 28th June 2016 from 10.00.
Help Voices for Nature to win Richard Branson’s #VOOM2016 competition to raise funds for an awareness-building eco-thriller movie, and to support two conservation projects in Brazil.

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
25 Aug 2016
Estelle Levin Ltd. (ELL) is a specialist consultancy dedicated to responsible mining and sourcing, with a particular expertise in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM).
Application Deadline: 
29 Aug 2016
We are recruiting two new lecturers in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography: one in Conservation Science and one in Environmental Geography
Application Deadline: 
1 Sep 2016
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Conservation Scientist to join the RSPB's team working on Overseas Territories Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000 GBP
Gain recognition and funding as an outstanding conservationist who is working at a grassroots level.

Latest Reports

Type: 
CCF Council Minutes
Minutes of CCF Council Meeting held on 14th January 2016 in the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge.
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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.
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CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015