Welcome to Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF)

***** CCF HOTDESKS OPEN AGAIN!  The CCF hotdesks in the David Attenborough Building for CCF members have now been re-opened in a new space on the 1st floor – please ask at reception.  We are pleased that these are now accessible by all as no stairs are involved.  Please use the booking system as usual – see the button to the right hand side of this webpage. *****

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 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: 
22 May 2018 -
09:30 to 19:30
Type: 
Member Events
Field survey techniques and data analysis - a one-day workshop at the Royal Geographical Society, London
Event Date: 
23 May 2018 - 17:00
Type: 
Member Events
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide, the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos, in this sweeping and sobering expose
Event Date: 
6 Jun 2018 - 08:15 to 7 Jun 2018 - 18:00
Type: 
Other Events
This year’s Latsis Symposium on Scaling-Up Forest Restoration is taking place at ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Latest News

Post date: 
16 Apr 2018 - 10:30
Type: 
CCF News
You can view the recording and follow-up on this important lecture and panel dicussion, which took place last Thursday 12 April. Sir David Attenborough spoke on "The future of life now depnds on us'.
Post date: 
16 Apr 2018 - 10:15
Type: 
Other News
Invitation to take part in a short online survey (~14 min. of your time) by contributing with your knowledge on the use, trade and conservation of these threatened species.
Post date: 
15 Apr 2018 - 22:00
Type: 
CCF News
This photography exhibition is based on research in India and Nepal on land-use and development in the lower Himalayas

Featured Members

Affiliated to Town and Gown, the Society is open to all persons interested in Natural History
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.
ResourceAfrica works with a range of partners to encourage and deliver new models of resource management based on community participation in which the values of transparency, equity and respect.

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 new initiative that allows any pesticide user (not just farmers) to instantly and anonymously notify local beekeepers of planned pesticide use and swarms via an app.
A request for collaborative involvement from the Knysna Basin Project

Job Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
20 May 2018
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is looking for a highly motivated, conscientious and technically competent Associate Programme Officer with a passion for biodiversity.
Application Deadline: 
21 May 2018
Ideal for student or graduate. The work will help expand our certification scheme and deliver conservation and social benefits during collection of wild plants and fungi.
Application Deadline: 
22 May 2018
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is looking for a Head of Informatics to manage and grow our team of informatics designers and developers.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 May 2018
Maximum Funding Level: 
Scholarship will cover tuition fees
A scholarship towards the costs of studying for the part-time online MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, is available for one student.

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