Tuesday, 18 March 2014

5 reasons to attend the GWCT Wildlife Research Conference

We're hosting an important conference in May that aims to mobilise conservationists, farmers, policy makers and all those wishing to meet future conservation targets.

Here are 5 reasons provided by GWCT Director of Research Prof Nick Sotherton outlining why you need to book your place:
  1. BASIS CPD points now available.
  2. Places going quickly, over 70% full and we have a seat limitation.
  3. Keynote speaker now confirmed – Richard Benyon MP will talk about how we really can reverse the decline in biodiversity.
  4. Come and hear how wildlife revival is actually happening on the ground.
  5. Don’t come to hear how bad things are, come and find out how to make things better!

Event details

Venue: Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London
Date: Tuesday 13th May
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Tickets: £40 - Book online now >

  • 1015 Arrival and coffee
  • 1040 Welcome (Ian Coghill)
  • 1045 Introduction: Why are we here, what do we hope to achieve (Nick Sotherton)
  • 1115 Keynote speech (Richard Benyon MP)
  • 1145 Policy setting: What are the challenges facing the agri-environment measures? (Alastair Leake)
  • 1215 Cluster farms: Getting farmers to work together at the landscape scale (Peter Thompson)
  • 1245 Lunch
  • 1330 The Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area: Experiences so far from a farmer-led initiative (Chris Musgrave)
  • 1400 Optimal use of agri-environment in the landscape: How can we do better (John Holland)
  • 1430 Our catchment sensitive farming project (Chris Stoate)
  • 1500 Farmland insect declines: Climate change or intensive management? The case for more mitigation (Julie Ewald)
  • 1530 Wader recovery in the Avon Valley: A new farmer-led initiative (Andrew Hoodless)
  • 1600 Closing remarks (Teresa Dent)
Book your tickets
Tickets are selling out fast - book yours online here.

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