Environment Specialist Group

 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.

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 Keith Virgo


Bookings for the January Annual Symposium and the Summer Symposium (usually June) can be made ia the CCF website.These are held at the Judge Business School, Trumpington St, Cambridge.

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 and exists to deliver transformational approaches to understanding and conserving biodiversity and the wealth of natural capital it represents.

As CCF is a founder partner of CCI, the TAA will have access to CCI faciitities in the new CCI HQ in the "Richard Attenborough Building" (Zoology Dept, Downing Street, Cambridge), which opens in December 2015. Facilities will include bookable meeting rooms and seminar room, free of charge to TAA members.

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 an invited member on the Advisory Panel f the RSB's UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF), a special interest group