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 Dec 2014 - 19:00 to 23:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Join the fun at the CCF Christmas Party returns on Monday 1st December. Tickets are £11.25 including buffet supper. Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccf-christmas-party-tickets-13142526651
Event Date: 
24 Nov 2014 - 09:00 to 28 Nov 2014 - 17:00
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Other Events
This course is designed to strengthen the project management and leadership skills of conservation and natural resource professionals who currently or will be managing staff and projects.
Event Date: 
25 Nov 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00
Type: 
CCF Events
This joint debrief by UNEP-WCMC and BirdLife International will offer a range of perspectives on the outcomes of CBD COP 12, held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, in October 2014.

Latest News

Post date: 
9 Nov 2014 - 19:45
Type: 
CCF News
A hardy group of 20 people from across different CCF organisations had a brilliant day carrying out traditional woodland management in Hayley Wood. Huge thanks to Glenn Hadley and Louise Bacon.
Post date: 
9 Nov 2014 - 14:15
Type: 
Member News
This essay examines the premise that protecting biodiversity and sustaining the integrity of global life support systems has become to many a vocation; a calling.
Post date: 
6 Nov 2014 - 17:45
Type: 
Other News
Obituary: Nigel Holmes, an ecologist who led efforts to restore degraded rivers and formulated a scientific classification used across Europe.

Featured Members

The Cambridgeshire Mammal Group is a group of individuals (all volunteers) whose aim is to look after the health and welfare of the wild mammals of Cambridgeshire.
The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR.
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: 
24 Nov 2014
FFI are offering a unique opportunity to support the effective delivery and future development of their marine plastics programme.
Application Deadline: 
30 Nov 2014
A PhD project that will use the largest, global database on matched biodiversity observations combined with freely-available, long-term satellite data of LULC change.
Application Deadline: 
30 Nov 2014
We are seeking a Financial Controller to provide strong technical and managerial leadership for the Transaction Procession & Treasury function within the FFI finance team.

Latest Reports

Type: 
Symposium Proceedings
CCF Summer Symposium 2014 - Presentations, biographies, abstracts, messages from interactive and panel sessions and symposium photographs
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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.