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: 
8 Jan 2015 - 10:00 to 17:30
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's popular Annual Symposium takes place at the Judge Business School on 8th January 2015. See topics and secure your place there now!
Event Date: 
7 Jan 2015 - 09:00 to 11 Feb 2015 - 09:00
Type: 
Other Events
One of the 2014-15 series of University of Oxford online short training course in Ecological Survey Techniques.
Event Date: 
12 Jan 2015 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's January Pub Night will be held at the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 12th January from 1900.

Latest News

Post date: 
11 Dec 2014 - 18:15
Type: 
Member News
The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a non-academic practical guide to identifying relevant stakeholders for researchers planning and carrying out research projects.
Post date: 
2 Dec 2014 - 14:00
Type: 
CCF News
A good time was had by all !
Post date: 
30 Nov 2014 - 22:00
Type: 
CCF News
Values in conservation, and why they matter.

Featured Members

The Society of Biology is the professional body for UK biologists. The East Anglia branch arranges events of interest at local level ranging from meetings on professional matters to social gatherings.
Cambridge University Press dates from 1534, and is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
The National Trust manages Wicken Fen which is one of the most important surviving areas of wetland in western Europe.

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: 
28 Dec 2014
BirdLife are looking for someone to develop and implement our fundraising strategies and activities to secure resources in order to implement and support BirdLife Programmes in Africa.
Application Deadline: 
31 Dec 2014
Blue Ventures is seeking a dynamic and independent conservation professional with strong leadership skills to join the team as Community Conservation Coordinator.
Application Deadline: 
31 Dec 2014
The Hawk Conservancy Trust are inviting applicants for involvement in an exciting research project on African White-backed Vulture.

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.