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: 
25 Jun 2015 - 10:00 to 17:30
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's 2015 Summer Symposium 'People and Nature' will be held at the Judge Business School on Thursday 25th June 2015.
Event Date: 
19 Apr 2015 (All day) to 25 Apr 2015 (All day)
Type: 
Other Events
Join us for a week of conservation and culture in the beautiful biodiversity hotspot of the Eastern Carpathians of Transylvania to clear scrub from an abandoned hay meadow.
Event Date: 
22 Apr 2015 - 19:30
Type: 
Other Events
Dr Dan Danahar will be the guest speaker at the AGM of the Friends of the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke. 7.30 pm, Wednesday 22nd April, 2015

Latest News

Post date: 
12 Apr 2015 - 17:45
Type: 
CCF News
Some fantastically designed insect houses and bird boxes were constructed by those attending the Garden Wildlife Day at Wandlebury Country Park on Saturday 11th April.
Post date: 
7 Apr 2015 - 16:00
Type: 
Other News
Applications are now open for Sept 2015. (First interviews to be held 6-7 May.)
Post date: 
7 Apr 2015 - 14:15
Type: 
Other News
Biologists are calling on the public to report sightings of rabbits and hares as part of a conservation effort.

Featured Members

Cambridge Conservation Volunteers have been working on nature reserves and sites of wildlife interest in and around Cambridge since 1962.
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation.
Cambridge Sustainable City is Cambridge City Council’s programme of working with partners and the community of Cambridge to improve the environment and promote more sustainable lifestyles.

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: 
19 Apr 2015
FFI is seeking to establish a key new function of Finance Business Partnership to enable and champion best practice financial management across the organisation.
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2015
WCMC is looking for a Head of Programme to lead its Business and Biodiversity Programme.
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2015
Wild Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire's Local Nature Partnership is looking for an inspiring leader with senior management experience, presence and standing, to become their first Chief Executive.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
1 May 2015
Maximum Funding Level: 
£75,000.00
The CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation is open for applications for 2015 - deadline 1st May.
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!