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2018 Summer Conference

Fit for the future: Developing an ecologically resilient protected sites network 

12 July 2018, The Natural History Museum

Biographies and Abstracts


Keynote Speaker: Making space for nature: past, present and future

Professor Sir John Lawton CBE FRS

Global change challenges for protected areas

Professor Steve Ormerod, Cardiff University CEcol FCIEEM

Recovering nature – The UK Government’s 25 Year Plan Commitments for England

Mark Stevenson, Head of Nature Strategy Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The role of NNRs in delivering past, current and future nature conservation objectives in Wales

Mike Alexander MCIEEM and Dr Tom Hellawell, Natural Resources Wales

Marine Protected areas the road to an ecological network

Richard White, Senior Marine Advocacy Officer, Devon Wildlife Trust

Using evidence to drive strategic approaches to protecting species and habitats - a case study from the South Downs

Clare Blencowe, Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre

A bigger, better, joined approach to prioritising Anglian Water’s assets

Chris Gerrard CEnv MCIEEM, Natural Catchment and Biodiversity Manager & Kylie Jones MCIEEM, Operational Biodiversity Manager, Anglian Water

Improving ecological coherence in Scotland’s Central Belt

Paul Sizeland, Project Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage

City Spaces Wild: Repurposing London’s Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs)

Mathew Frith CEnv MCIEEM, Director of Conservation, London Wildlife Trust

Delivering ecological resilience through multi-functional protected areas

Dr Paul Jepson, Oxford University

Towards a Wilder Britain: The case study for a Statutory Nature Recovery

Nigel Doar, Director of Strategy, The Wildlife Trusts