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.