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: 
2 Mar 2015 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's March Pub Night will be held at the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 2nd March from 1900.
Event Date: 
20 Mar 2015 - 19:00 to 22:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Buy your tickets NOW for the highly popular annual CCF Ceilidh, to be held at the St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band. See below.
Event Date: 
20 Mar 2015 - 19:30 to 21:00
Type: 
Member Events
Environment & Climate Change QUESTION TIME: Not sure how to vote? Come to this free event and put your questions to Cambridge’s leading parliamentary candidates.

Latest News

Post date: 
26 Feb 2015 - 10:15
Type: 
Member News
The Global Trees Campaign (GTC)* is pleased to announce the publication of a series of open access practical guidance briefs for threatened tree conservation.
Post date: 
21 Feb 2015 - 21:45
Type: 
CCF News
We were very fortunate in CCF to get to know the inpirational woodland expert, Oliver Rackham who sadly died on 12 February 2015. Here we share our memories of Oliver and links to published tributes.
Post date: 
21 Feb 2015 - 18:45
Type: 
CCF News
The first steering group meeting of the CCF Women in Conservation Leadership was held on 13 February & heard updates on network activities, gathered new ideas and agreed future governance and meetings

Featured Members

Natura International conserves, protects and promotes the natural ecosystems across Europe to support the economic, cultural and social prosperity of local communities.
The association aims to prevent the extinction of any species of butterfly and moth, especially in Europe
Environment Africa Trust (EAT) supports organisations working in Sub-Saharan Africa that encourage sound environmental management and biodiversity conservation

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: 
6 Mar 2015
You will be responsible for developing work programmes which bring together a range of disciplines and stakeholders to deliver measurable outcomes at international, national or local levels.
Application Deadline: 
6 Mar 2015
An experienced and passionate communications professional able to lead the development and implementation of communication strategy
Application Deadline: 
8 Mar 2015
12 month fixed-term contract in the Species Programme Office

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 Nov 2015
Maximum Funding Level: 
Globally: ca. 30 million euro.
The BiodivERsA ERA-Net is pleased to announce the launch of its next call, co-funded by the European Commission.

Latest Reports

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
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
If you weren't at CCF's 15th Annual Symposium last Thursday 9th January, you missed a very good day!