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: 
22 Apr 2014 - 19:30
Type: 
Member Events
Dr Sally Francis, agricultural botanist, and proprietor of Norfolk Saffron (www.norfolksaffron.co.uk) will give a fascinating talk about the history of saffron in England.
Event Date: 
24 Apr 2014 - 19:45
Type: 
Member Events
The Cambridge University Department of Plant Sciences is hosting an evening of talks for Society of Biology members and friends, highlighting some of the exciting research happening in the department.
Event Date: 
24 Apr 2014 - 10:15 to 16:30
Type: 
Other Events
This symposium provides an opportunity for local authorities, environmental organisations, developers, third sector organisations and other key stakeholders to examine the government's latest policy.

Latest News

Post date: 
16 Apr 2014 - 14:30
Type: 
CCF News
The oxlips, bluebells, wood anemones, lesser celandines and violets were looking beautiful in the evening sunshine for the CCF guided woodland walk in Hayley Wood.
Post date: 
16 Apr 2014 - 16:45
Type: 
Other News
A new IPCC report maps the pathway we need to take away from our carbon reliance.
Post date: 
14 Apr 2014 - 17:45
Type: 
Member News
The New Conservation Leader: Requisite Skills and Knowledge Needed in the Biodiversity Crisis A second contribution on conservation leadership by Stephen Mufutau Awoyemi and Stephanie O’Donnell

Featured Members

The Cambridgeshire Bird Club holds regular meetings and workshops, and occasional conferences.
ARC Ecological Services Ltd (ARC-ESL) is an ecological and environmental consultancy
The Wildlife Research Group in the Anatomy School is involved in research on the socio-ecology and conservation biology of endangered wildlife, especially primates.

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: 
20 Apr 2014
A permanent position in the Climate Change & Biodiversity Programme.
Application Deadline: 
20 Apr 2014
A permanent position in the Climate Change & Biodiversity Programme.
Application Deadline: 
21 Apr 2014
Save the Rhino International is seeking a part time office support volunteer to work 3 days a week in their central London office from 5th May to 13th June 2014.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 May 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£75,000
Applications for the 2014 CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation are now invited.

Latest Reports

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.
Type: 
Reports
The CCF/CCI Carbon Task Force report on 'Reducing the carbon footprint of conservation organisations. A review of experience and best practice in the Cambridge conservation community' .