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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Free Public Lecture Series - Conservation of the Grand Scale - Autumn 2006

Birkbeck, University of London is in conjunction with the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society organising a series of free public lectures:

All welcome. Free admission

The lectures will be held in Birkbeck Main Building, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX
For any queries, please contact e-mail: wright@britishlibrary.net; tel: 020 7485 7903, or contact e-mail: a.inniss@bbk.ac.uk; tel: 020 7679 1069

All lectures are from 6.30 to 8.30 pm on the following Fridays. Doors open at 6.00pm.

13 October ‘Conservation on a Grand Scale: what, why and where?’
- A scene-setting exploration of a 'landscape scale approach' to conservation
Dr David Bullock, Head of Nature Conservation, National Trust. Formerly NT
Nature Conservation Advisor; and Dr Stuart Warrington, National Trust.

20 October ‘Ministry of Defence Large Scale Conservation, including coastal and climate change issues’
- Ian Davidson-Watts, Head of Natural Environment, Defence Estates.

27 October ‘Rewilding: The Vision, Examples, Constraints and Benefits’
- Toby Aykroyd, Co-ordinator of the ‘Wild Britain’ initiative and trustee of the Wilderness Foundation; and Jonathan Spencer, Senior Ecologist, Forestry Commission.

3 November ‘The Foresters with Horns - large herbivores in the wildwood and modern naturalistic grazing systems’
- Keith Kirby, Forestry and Woodland Officer, Natural England, Peterborough.

10 November 'The Wicken Vision - creating a new wetland landscape in Cambridgeshire, - progress and problems'
- Dr Stuart Warrington, Regional Nature Conservation Advisor, National Trust

17 November ‘Landscape: does it help or undermine the cause of conservation?’
- Professor Adrian Phillips, former Director General of the Countryside Commission and former Chairman of IUCN's [World Conservation Union] World Commission on Protected Areas.

The Ecology and Conservation Studies Society aims to foster interest in conservation based on sound ecological principles by arranging lecture courses, field visits and meetings, and by keeping its members up to date on literature, new concepts, research and practical field studies techniques. Membership is open to all who have relevant experience and interests. Non-members are most welcome at these lectures series.
Web site : http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/environment/ecssociety/

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