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: 
3 Nov 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's November Pub Night will be held at the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 3rd November from 1900.
Event Date: 
3 Nov 2014 - 14:00 to 18:00
Type: 
Other Events
Discussion meeting about the Synthesis of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Event Date: 
4 Nov 2014 - 09:00 to 5 Nov 2014 - 17:00
Type: 
Other Events
Two days of inspirational sessions, thought-provoking discussions, practical workshops and outstanding networking opportunities at the UK’s leading conference for environmental communicators.

Latest News

Post date: 
30 Oct 2014 - 10:30
Type: 
Member News
Charities are today challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it.
Post date: 
27 Oct 2014 - 10:00
Type: 
CCF News
In this issue of the CCF Newsletter essays, we support the work of the CCF Women in Leadership Network by placing four deeply inspiring women conservation leaders in the spotlight.
Post date: 
23 Oct 2014 - 20:15
Type: 
Member News
Official figures released this morning reveal another huge drop in the number of bird species, such as turtle dove, skylark and yellowhammer, reliant on farmed landscapes.

Featured Members

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
The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC) is a small consultancy that specialises in quantifying biodiversity and in practical approaches to managing complex biodiversity issues.
The Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University is a founding member of the CCF.

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: 
3 Nov 2014
We are seeking a proactive and highly organised project officer who will be responsible for managing ELL’s competitive bids and client projects, especially for development agency work.
Application Deadline: 
4 Nov 2014
The IEEP is seeking a full-time Senior Policy Analyst or experienced Policy Analyst for the Environmental Economics team, based in Brussels.
Application Deadline: 
9 Nov 2014
FFI are seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to undertake a key supporting role within their Eurasia programme.

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!
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Reports
The CCF Chair's report summarises Cambridge Conservation Forum's activities and major developments over the past year.