welcome to ONCF
ONCF was set up as an independent organisation in 1993 to create a united
platform for wildlife conservation in Oxfordshire. As far as we know it is still
the only independent forum of its kind in the UK. Today it is an innovative and
expanding partnership of 60 conservation organisations, farming bodies,
environmental and recreational interests and local authorities. English Nature
and others see us as an innovative leader in our field - giving Oxfordshire’s
environmental groups an excellent competitive edge in bidding for resources.
All ONCF member organisations sign up to the Nature Conservation
Strategy (reviewed and updated October 2005).
To increase the
quality and quantity of the natural environment of Oxfordshire (particularly its
biodiversity and accessible geodiversity) and its enjoyment by people, by
building awareness, dialogue, understanding and partnerships among all agencies
that influence it.
help safeguard, maintain and enhance biodiversity and geodiversity in
encourage people from all sectors to enjoy, understand and become involved
with conserving the natural environment of Oxfordshire
1. To maintain the Forum for
the next 10 years
2. To continue to provide the
Local Biodiversity Action Plan co-ordination within the county
3. To work with all members to
increase public understanding and appreciation of the natural environment
4. To work with all members to
increase the opportunities for first hand enjoyment of the natural environment
5. To work with all members to
encourage the involvement of communities in conserving the natural environment
6. To provide a collective
voice for matters affecting the natural environment of the county.
By adding value to, rather than duplicating, the work of its members ONCF has
changed the perception that there are many organisations pursuing uncoordinated
goals in the conservation arena.
Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum, Manor House, Little Wittenham,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RA
Telephone: 01865 407034 Fax: O1865 407131