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: 
17 Sep 2014 - 13:00 to 17:30
Type: 
CCF Events
This main purpose of this meeting is to examine which barriers and opportunities are the key issues we need to address to plan a CCF symposium on ‘Transforming Conservation Volunteering’ in 2015.
Event Date: 
29 Sep 2014 - 17:15 to 19:30
Type: 
CCF Events
One year on from the first network meeting, do join us to take stock of progress, decide our future priorities and set up a steering group to lead our future direction and co- ordinate activities
Event Date: 
4 Sep 2014 - 10:00 to 5 Sep 2014 - 16:00
Type: 
Other Events
This is an exciting area of urban ecology and contributions are still being accepted.

Latest News

Post date: 
9 Aug 2014 - 08:45
Type: 
Member News
Birdlife International appoints Patricia Zurita, an expert in natural resource economics, as new CEO
Post date: 
15 Aug 2014 (All day)
Type: 
Member News
This is the annual letter asking you please to submit project ideas for the academic year 2014/2015 - deadline extended to 1st September 2014
Post date: 
6 Jul 2014 - 15:00
Type: 
CCF News
The 16th Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday 8th January 2015, and the Summer Symposium on Thursday 25th June 2015. Both Symposia will be at the Judge Business School.

Featured Members

Cambridge Past, Present & Future – a charity working to keep Cambridge and its surroundings special by influencing planning developments.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. RSPB is the the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members.
Research in the Division covers a wide range of areas, from primate behaviour, to primate and human evolutionary genetics, human population biology and ecology, Palaeolithic archaeology

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: 
5 Sep 2014
From Mid September to end October, Wildtracks will be hosting a number of private schools from Lusaka and requires a suitable volunteer to assist with running the school camp programme.
Application Deadline: 
10 Sep 2014
Frankfurt Zoological Society are accepting applications for an nced and highly motivated conservation practitioner to lead FZS's Serengeti Conservation Project in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Application Deadline: 
12 Sep 2014
Cambridge’s Department of Geography is looking for an outstanding administrator for CCI’s groundbreaking Masters in Conservation Leadership.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
15 Sep 2014
This is a call for applicants who want to participate in the 2014/2015 phase of the SCB Africa Section Communications/E-mentoring Program.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The application period for the Whitley Awards 2015 is now open!

Latest Reports

Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
CCF Summer Symposium 2014 - Presentations, biographies, abstracts, messages from interactive and panel sessions and symposium photographs
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.