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2011 Summer Conference

Biodiversity and the Big Society – Delivering Ecology and Nature Conservation from a Locally-Led Perspective

Date: 15 June 2011

Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

Powerpoint presentations:

Delivering on Biodiversity Challenges through the Big Society
Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries
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Unlocking the Big Society: The Communication Challenge
Adam Wallace, Natural England
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How can we do More with Less? The Challenge of Delivering a Big Society Approach to Protecting and Enhancing Local Biodiversity in ‘an Age of Austerity’
Mike Oxford MIEEM, ALGE (Association of Local Government Ecologists)
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Valuing the Professional Approach – Is This a Marketing Challenge? Promoting the Importance of Professional Ecologists
Penny Anderson CEnv FIEEM, IEEM President
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Successful Stakeholder Engagement: What Works and What Doesn’t – A Practitioners View. Beddington Farmlands Project
Marcus Kohler MIEEM, MKA Ecology
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The Business of Big Society: What are the Benefits to Businesses of Including Biodiversity in their Bottom Line?
Sarah Cary, British Land
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The Funding Challenge - Who Will Fund a Big Society Approach?
Nick Perks, Environmental Funders Network
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Bio Blitz and Online Recording: Involving the Local Community in Data Collection and Monitoring
Matt Davies, GIGL (Greenspace Information for Greater London)
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Big Society in Action – The New Forest Non-Native Plants Project
Catherine Chatters, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
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Delivering a New Community Wetland – The Beam Parklands Story
Paul Johnson, Arup
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Vision for the Future – Where Might Biodiversity and the Big Society be in 2050?
Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE
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