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Cambridge Conservation Forum
The environmental conservation group is built around the TAA membership of the Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF). The CCF exists to strengthen links and develop new synergies across the diverse community of conservation practitioners and researchers based in and around Cambridge, working at local, national and international levels. Read more
Membership of CCF gives access by TAA member to a vast network of leading environmental, conservation, research and development institutes, including those listed below.
Membership of CCF enables TAA members to participate in seminars, symposia and other events, which are published in the CCF monthly Newsletter. TAA has been active on the organising committees for the CCF Annual and Summer symposia. The CCF Newsletter also lists job opportunities, scholarships, internships and up-to-the-minute information on conservation and the environment.
The CCF Summer Symposium in 2016 focused on Global Food Security, click to read more....
Members who wish to join the mailing list for the CCF Newsletter (weekly of monthly), register on the CCF website, or for more information, simply email
CCF ANNUAL SYMPOSIA
Bookings for the January Annual Symposium and the Summer Symposium (usually June) can be made via the CCF website.These are held either at the Judge Business School, Trumpington St, Cambridge or in the new David Attenborough Centre of CCI (see below).
Cambridge Conservation Initiative
The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focussed biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK. It represents a critical mass of expertise — on a scale unparalleled anywhere in the world — at the interface of research and education, policy and action, for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems.
The CCI exists to deliver transformational approaches to understanding and conserving biodiversity and the wealth of natural capital it represents. It aims to do so through strategic collaborations between its partners and others. By joining together in strategic collaborations CCI’s partners are able to tackle new and existing issues with innovative approaches, and across disciplines, in ways that cannot be achieved by any one partner alone. The CCI partners are: BirdLife International, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), the Cambridge Conservation Forum, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), TRAFFIC, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Tropical Biology Association, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the University of Cambridge.
David Attenborough Building
As CCF is a founding partner of CCI, member organisations have access to the CCI faciitities in their new state-of-the-art HQ in the "David Attenborough Building" (Zoology Dept, Downing Street, Cambridge), which opened in December 2015. TAA members qualify for use of facilities that include free access to the comfortable common room for ad hoc
meetings (with complimentary tea/coffee), meeting rooms and hot desks. To request access to the Common Room or other facilities, go to the CCF website, click on green button on right side of home page 'Book a CCF Desk': on the spreadsheet, select month, cursor right to 'Shared Spaces' and enter your name and "TAA". To use the Common Room, you can also email or telephone (01223 331299) reception in advance, giving your name, organisation (TAA) and names of guests.
Access to Cambridge University Library
As TAA is a member of CCF, our members are eligible for free registration at the University Library via CCI’s ‘recognized institution’ status. Click here for more information. For more questions, please contact Lizzie Sparrow at CCI.
Royal Society of Biology
The TAA is also an Organisational Member of the Royal Society of Biology, which provides access to a wide range of environment-related events and networks, and meetings at their Darwin House HQ, off Grays Inn Road, London Read more. The TAA has a representative on the Advisory Panel of the RSB's UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF), a special interest group. Contact the TAA Representative for more details.