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

Event Date: 
28 Jun 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00
Type: 
Member Events
Discover the diversity on your doorstep with the RSPB's aquatic plants workshop.
Event Date: 
30 Jun 2016 - 13:30
Type: 
Member Events
Dr Frank Vorhies, Director of Earthmind (a not-for-profit association) will be giving a presentation titled ‘Recognising area-based conservation outside of protected areas’
Event Date: 
1 Jul 2016 - 16:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Monitoring our Coastal Birds - by Dawn Balmer (British Trust for Ornithology). Venue: David Attenborough Building - Large Seminar Room 1.25

Latest News

Post date: 
22 Jun 2016 - 15:30
Type: 
Other News
The aim of this survey is to identify the type and significance of barriers that conservation practitioners face in the implementation of endangered species recovery programmes.
Post date: 
20 Jun 2016 - 11:15
Type: 
CCF News
A very successful CCF Summer Social at Wandlebury!
Post date: 
13 Jun 2016 - 21:15
Type: 
Member News
CCI Information and Library Services have a survey online to help them prioritise resources and training provision.

Featured Members

The International Whaling Commission is the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.
The BTO aims to promote and encourage the wider understanding, appreciation and conservation of birds.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation body, founded 100 years ago.

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: 
27 Jun 2016
UWE have a PhD studentship on the ecological importance of seagrass beds in the Eastern Aegean Sea
Application Deadline: 
27 Jun 2016
UWE are advertising a PhD studentship to look into the application of emerging environmental DNA techniques.
Application Deadline: 
28 Jun 2016
BirdLife International are looking for someone to support two programmes coordinated by the PCC Department whose principle focus is to empower people to conserve nature across the world.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
30 Jun 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
Grants of US $5,000 to US $30,000 are awarded for a period of up to six months.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is an emergency fund that supports the conservation of natural World Heritage sites during disaster situations and times of crisis.
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

Type: 
CCF Council Minutes
Minutes of CCF Council Meeting held on 14th January 2016 in the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge.
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: 
CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015