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: 
6 Oct 2014 - 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
CCF's October Pub Night will return to the usual venue, the Castle Inn, on Monday 6th October from 1900.
Event Date: 
18 Oct 2014 - 07:00 to 19:00
Type: 
CCF Events
Dawn to Dusk Survey and Barbecue! Join us on Saturday 18th October for a CCF/CPPF outdoor event at Wandlebury Country Park.
Event Date: 
1 Oct 2014 - 10:00
Type: 
Member Events
The Capacity for Conservation Collaboration would like to invite you to the an event to launch their new website, capacityforconservation.org.

Latest News

Post date: 
21 Sep 2014 - 19:15
Type: 
Member News
Call for MPhil in Conservation Leadership individual placements and group consultancies - deadline 31st October 2014
Post date: 
9 Aug 2014 - 08:45
Type: 
Member News
Birdlife International appoints Patricia Zurita, an expert in natural resource economics, as new CEO
Post date: 
6 Jul 2014 - 15:00
Type: 
CCF News
The 16th Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday 8th January 2015, and the Summer Symposium on Thursday 25th June 2015. Both Symposia will be at the Judge Business School.

Featured Members

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
The Centre is part of the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge and one of the Faculty's specialist law centres. The Centre is the scholarly home of international law at Cambridge University.
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation.

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: 
1 Oct 2014
The RSPB is seeking an international project coordinator to coordinate technical and financial inputs to existing LIFE+ Nature, Erasmus+ and other developing externally funded projects.
Application Deadline: 
6 Oct 2014
Elephants for Africa is looking for a long term volunteer to assist in our field programme in Botswana to assist with data collection on wild elephant movement, ecology and social behaviour.
Application Deadline: 
17 Oct 2014
UNEP-WCMC are looking for an experienced, qualified and proven leader to manage the Centre’s work on marine and coastal biodiversity.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: 
31 Oct 2014
Maximum Funding Level: 
£35,000
The application period for the Whitley Awards 2015 is now open!

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.