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: 
1 Sep 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CHANGE OF VENUE: September's CCF monthly pub night will be held at the Hidden Rooms, on Jesus Lane, on Monday 1st September. CCF's own band will be playing - do join us!
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: 
27 Aug 2014 (All day) to 29 Aug 2014 (All day)
Type: 
Other Events
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY – EURAPMON SUMMER SCHOOL – MONITORING FOR AND WITH RAPTORS. NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER, LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS - 27–29 AUGUST 2014

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

The BOU was founded in 1858 and is the oldest membership-based ornithological publishing society in the world
The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.
Trumpington Community Orchard runs the orchard on organic lines, and have introduced lots of habitats for wildlife, including beetle banks, bird boxes and bat boxes.

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 2014
WCMC is looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services programme.
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: 
17 Sep 2014
Three year post-doctoral research officer to work on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust called “Can Payments for Ecosystem Services deliver environmental and livelihood benefits?"

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.

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.