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: 
7 Sep 2015 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Do join us for the monthly CCF Pub Night at the Castle Inn on Castle Street; we gather in the upstairs room or outside if warm.
Event Date: 
21 Sep 2015 - 10:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's 2015 Autumn Symposium 'People and Nature' is now open for booking.
Event Date: 
7 Sep 2015 - 18:30 to 25 Sep 2015 - 18:30
Type: 
Other Events
The IPBES is a science-policy interface established to help decision makers around the world identify solutions to pressures on global ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.

Latest News

Post date: 
26 Aug 2015 - 12:15
Type: 
Other News
Please excuse the mass email but it seemed that the best way to keep you up-to-date with goings-on in honor of Oliver Rackham was to form a group.
Post date: 
24 Aug 2015 - 10:45
Type: 
Member News
It’s time for everyone to get involved in the Public Consultation Draft Plan for Wandlebury Country Park from now until 20 September 2015.
Post date: 
15 Aug 2015 - 17:00
Type: 
Other News
A two-way bus road, shortly to be considered in a public consultation, would, if approved, cut right through the West Fields, devastating this precious landscape near Grantchester Meadows.

Featured 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.
The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC) is a small consultancy that specialises in quantifying biodiversity and in practical approaches to managing complex biodiversity issues.
The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum exists to promote the conservation of the rich and unique biodiversity, the natural environment and related heritage in the Overseas Territories

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: 
31 Aug 2015
UNEP-WCMC is looking for a motivated, creative GIS technical specialist with experience of working with the private sector on environmental issues.
Application Deadline: 
1 Sep 2015
Applications are now open for the Autumn Policy Internship, to start in late September 2015.
Application Deadline: 
2 Sep 2015
UNEP-WCMC is looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business and Biodiversity programme.

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.
Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2015
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The application process for the Whitley Awards 2016 is now open. The Awards are worth £35,000 in project funding over one year and the deadline for applications is 31st October 2015.
Application Deadline: 
8 May 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£1000
Grants of up to £1000 are available for people accepted to work with A Rocha

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.
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CCF Council Minutes
CCF AGM & COUNCIL MEETING - Tuesday 23rd June 2015
Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
85 CCF members gathered at the Cambridge Judge Business School for this annual event