PLACE spring conference 2019: The Changing Nature of Conservation

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Our spring conference, The Changing Nature of Conservation, was a great success! Held on Saturday 6th April in Clements Hall, York, it was attended by over 90 delegates, who heard 8 first-class speakers from major conservation bodies present personal views of the changing nature of conservation.

  • Sir John Lawton, keynote address: ‘Making Space for Nature: past, present and future’


  • Rob Stoneman (YWT): ‘The Wildlife Trusts: from preservation to dreams of a Wilder Future’
  • Jeremy Purseglove: ‘Making Space for Water’
  • Laurence Rose (RSPB): ‘Bird conservation: from citizen science to nature citizenship’
  • Richard Baker: ‘Alien pest invaders’
  • Tim Thom (YWT): ‘Getting to grips with peat’
  • Phil Lyth (Farming and Wildlife): ‘Farming with Wildlife in a changing world’
  • Brian Walker: ‘Changing attitudes in the Forestry Commission’

We intend to publish the proceedings of the conference later in the year.

Posted on by Margaret Atherden