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

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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
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2 Aug 2016 - 19:00 to 22:30
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Member Events
Join a Wildlife Trust ecologist to find out about what makes bats unique and how they make their home in the Fens.
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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
Type: 
Member Events
CCI's seminar series

Latest News

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25 Jul 2016 - 13:45
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Other News
World Land Trust is pleased to announce acclaimed conservationist Dr Debbie Pain as the next Chief Executive Officer of WLT.
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25 Jul 2016 - 07:00
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Member News
Online applications for the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science open on July 27th 2016.
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24 Jul 2016 - 22:30
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Other News
The Friends of Ditton Meadow is seeking support for greater scrutiny of a planning application which would affect the Fed Ditton Meadow and urge CCF members to consider the following.

Featured Members

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) is a world leader in building the capacity of business leaders
The Department of Plant Sciences is a unique centre of learning in the fundamental plant processes which sustain life on earth, using an understanding of molecular mechanisms and ecological systems to
PJ.elements provides project development, photography and fund raising support to environmental and community organisations

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: 
29 Jul 2016
This London-based position will be responsible for driving and supporting the objectives of Pew's Ending Overfishing in NW Europe project for France.
Application Deadline: 
29 Jul 2016
This London-based position will be responsible for driving and supporting the objectives of Pew's Ending Overfishing in NW Europe project for France.
Application Deadline: 
31 Jul 2016
The Senior Technical Advisor will lead and manage WCS Gabon’s Marine Program and will ensure integration of this program with the WCS Global Marine Program and Gabon Bleu.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
2 Aug 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
3 year, fully funded studentship
Applications are invited for this full-time, three-year studentship, which is fully funded by the University of Worcester, Waitrose Plc, and Primafruit Ltd.

Latest Reports

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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