Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

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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: 
7 Dec 2017 -
16:00 to 18:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Please join us for a CCF Brexit meeting to find out the latest on Brexit and discuss what we could do as a conservation community.
Event Date: 
11 Dec 2017 -
19:00 to 22:00
Type: 
CCF Events
The CCF Christmas party is always a great chance for socialising with fellow conservationists over a meal, some drinks, live music and a quiz, all for £12.50. It's usually a sell out so do book ASAP!
Event Date: 
25 Nov 2017 -
19:00 to 23:30
Type: 
Other Events
A charity evening in aid of the World Land Trust at St Paul's Church, Cambridge CB2 1JP

Latest News

Post date: 
6 Nov 2017 - 11:30
Type: 
CCF News
Recognition of the assistance CCF can give in writing academic papers.
Post date: 
30 Oct 2017 - 11:15
Type: 
Member News
This paper assesses the intricate interaction of two genera of Staphylinidae beetles (Ecitophya and Ecitomorpha) with different species of the neotropical army ant genus Eciton.
Post date: 
26 Oct 2017 - 12:15
Type: 
Other News
A new MS program emphasizing international diversity, entrepreneurship and data-driven action to achieve conservation at scale.

Featured Members

The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.
Since its foundation, however, the Botanic Garden has also provided a beautiful place for everybody to enjoy and benefit from.
The Department of Life Sciences at the Open University is a diverse one and includes academics interested in several aspects of Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.

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: 
26 Nov 2017
We at the Trust are searching for a Fundraising Officer to further our mission of conserving the Galapagos Islands, based in our friendly office in London
Application Deadline: 
26 Nov 2017
The Conservation Planning Specialist at WCS supports spatial planning activities and promotes best practices in the field of conservation decision-making around the world.
Application Deadline: 
27 Nov 2017
The RSPB is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to deliver the objectives of the WA BiCC Project.

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