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: 
29 Apr 2014 - 17:30
Type: 
CCF Events
Chris McOwen will speak on his latest research in to the underlying drivers behind global fisheries production. Part 2 Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. All welcome.
Event Date: 
7 May 2014 - 17:00 to 22:00
Type: 
CCF Events
The 2nd Conservation GIS speaker event is organised for Wednesday 7th May. Come along for TED-style talks followed by networking and socialising at the pub.
Event Date: 
25 Apr 2014 - 10:30 to 18:00
Type: 
Other Events
This meeting will launch a new British Ecological Society special interest group on climate change with presentations and a discussion session on key issues for climate change ecology.

Latest News

Post date: 
24 Apr 2014 - 10:15
Type: 
Other News
To ask the BBC to re-start the traditional broadcasts to reconnect people to the Nightingale song as this and many other songbirds are in steep decline.
Post date: 
22 Apr 2014 - 14:45
Type: 
Other News
1 MONTH LEFT: CALL FOR PAPERS 16th Annual BIOECON Conference Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability 21-23 September 2014 Kings College, Cambridge
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.

Featured Members

The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.
The International Whaling Commission is the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.
The Centre is part of the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge and one of the Faculty's specialist law centres. The Centre is the scholarly home of international law at Cambridge University.

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: 
24 Apr 2014
This position is to co-ordinate the RSPB's BirdLife partner development programme in West Africa, initially in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
Application Deadline: 
25 Apr 2014
Opportunity for a paid, short-term contract to compile and design a compendium of birdwatching stories from Madagascar.
Application Deadline: 
25 Apr 2014
Communications and Grants Manager to work in small philanthropy team for Arcadia - a private grant making fund, which helps protect endangerd culture and nature, based in Central London.

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' .