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: 
24 Jun 2016 - 09:30
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's Summer Symposium at the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge
Event Date: 
3 Jun 2016 - 18:00
Type: 
Member Events
To celebrate the publication of his new book, acclaimed writer and environmentalist Tony Juniper will examine What’s Really Happening to Our Planet?
Event Date: 
4 Jun 2016 - 19:30
Type: 
Member Events
Join the Ouse Fen Wardens, for a walk around this magical reserve, as they explain the cryptic behaviour of the bittern.

Latest News

Post date: 
27 May 2016 - 13:15
Type: 
Member News
CAM VALLEY MATTERS No. 31 27 May 2016 - The Occasional Newsletter of the Cam Valley Forum
Post date: 
13 May 2016 - 21:30
Type: 
Other News
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have just published the first State of the World’s Plants report
Post date: 
13 May 2016 - 21:15
Type: 
Member News
RSPB asks for help to find nesting sites of UK’s Montagu’s harriers

Featured Members

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is the biodiversity information and assessment arm of the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organisation.
The Department of Plant Sciences is a unique centre of learning in the fundamental plant processes which sustain life on earth, using an understanding of molecular mechanisms and ecological systems to
Buglife is the first organisation in Europe set up specifically for the conservation of all invertebrates.

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.
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.
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: 
30 May 2016
SAN is looking to appoint a Stakeholder Relations Manager who will lead SAN’s engagement with governments, companies, NGOs and workers’ organizations in Europe.
Application Deadline: 
30 May 2016
BirdLife International are looking for someone to ensure that the profile of our Penguins campaign is raised within the Partner network.
Application Deadline: 
31 May 2016
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is looking for a committed and passionate conservation professional to join our exceptional staff team.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 May 2016
Background Study for REDD+ Implementation (the R-PP of FCPF) in Suriname: Multi-Perspective Analysis of Drivers of Deforestation, Forest Degradation and Barriers to REDD+ Activities is now published
Application Deadline: 
3 Jun 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
12,000
The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities across the UK.
Application Deadline: 
15 Jun 2016
Maximum Funding Level: 
£10,000 + other support
ZSL is now accepting applications for 2017-2019 EDGE Fellowships.

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