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2011 Autumn Conference

Rebuilding Biodiversity

Date: 2-3 November 2011

Venue: The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB

Powerpoint presentations:

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2011

SESSION 1. STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO REBUILDING BIODIVERSITY

European Biodiversity Strategy - Towards Meeting the 2020 Biodiversity Targets
Hugh Laxton (UK Nature & Landscape Office, Brussels) (JNCC in partnership with CCW, CNCC, NE and SNH)
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Implementing New Nature Conservation Policies to Deliver Biodiversity Gains (~10 minute presentation from each Agency followed by a Panel Discussion)
Pete Brotherton (Natural England)
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David Parker (Countryside Council for Wales)
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Roddy Fairly (Scottish Natural Heritage)
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Mike Meharg (Northern Ireland Environment Agency)
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SESSION 2. ALTERNATIVE INDOOR SESSION

Biodiversity management on the Olympic Park and other London 2012 venues
Claire Holder MIEEM and Susannah Kenny (London 2012 Organising Committee)
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Biodiversity Challenges for the UK Overseas Territories
Liz Charter (Isle of Man Government)
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Ecological Restoration Zones as a Practical Tool for Rebuilding Biodiversity
Sir John Lawton
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THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2011

SESSION 3. TOOLS FOR REBUILDING BIODIVERSITY

Reform of the Planning System - Opportunity or Threat?
Simon Marsh (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
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Biodiversity Offsetting As A Conservation Policy
Jo Treweek MIEEM
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CAP Reform - The Potential to Improve Targeting of Agri-Environment Funding
Andrew Clark (National Farmers Union)
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Habitat Translocation: A Tool for Conserving Ecosystem Services and Rebuilding Biodiversity
John Box CEnv FIEEM and Katrena Stanhope CEnv MIEEM (Atkins)
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SESSION 4. UNDERSTANDING THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR PRIORITY ACTION

The Biodiversity Audit: Evidence Base for Conservation Priorities
Paul Dolman and Hannah Mossman (University of East Anglia)
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Understanding The Impact of Climate Change and Population Genetics on Approaches to Species Conservation: Research on Montane Biodiversity in Europe
Miklós Bálint (Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt)
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Using Habitat and Species Vulnerability to Determine Conservation Priorities in a Changing Climate
Nikki Kent (AEA)
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SESSION 5. PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO REBUILDING BIODIVERSITY (1)

Restoring England's Estuaries - A Whole System Approach
Roger Morris CEnv FIEEM (Bright Angel Coastal Consultants)
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Biodiversity and the Staging of Sustainable Olympic Games in London 2012
David Stubbs (London 2012 Organising Committee)
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Rebuilding Upland Biodiversity Holistically – Sustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP) – United Utilities/RSPB Partnership Project
Penny Anderson CEnv FIEEM (Penny Anderson Associates)
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SESSION 6. PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO REBUILDING BIODIVERSITY (2)

Peatlands for the Future - Restoring Britain's Bogs, Fens and Mires
Martin Davies and Jess Tyler (National Trust)
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Great Fen Project - Challenges and Solutions at a Large Scale
Chris Gerrard (BCNP Wildlife Trust)
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Conference Sum Up
Peter Bridgewater CEnv FIEEM (Chair of JNCC)
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