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2014 Annual Symposium: Conservation

BES and DICE Joint Symposium

Considering the Future of Conservation

25 – 27 June 2014
University of Kent, UK

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Conference organisers:

Dr. Zoe Davies, Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity Conservation
Dr Bob Smith, Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Freya St John, Research Associate

Have you booked? Download our pre-meeting information: it includes travel to and from Canterbury, things to do, places to see, restaurants, pubs and maps. You can also download the Canterbury Campus map.

Download  the programme

We are pleased to announce our joint Annual Symposium with DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology), which is part of the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent. This conference will bring together applied natural and social scientists, from both academic and NGO sectors, who are interested in high quality research that supports conservation policy/management decision making.

Our meeting will be symposium-style held over two and a half days, featuring world class plenary speakers and sessions grouped by key conservation themes. Our plenary speakers are inspirational individuals who will present their thoughts on the future of conservation.

There will be the usual high quality science, stimulating exchanges of ideas and friendly networking opportunities that you have come to expect from our events – as well as some innovative surprises.

Registration is now closed.

Poster Session Sponsored By the RSPB


The symposium will be held at the scenic University of Kent campus, Canterbury, just an hour away from London St. Pancras on the High Speed One train. For directions please see here.

Canterbury is an historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the county of Kent, which is also known as the garden of England. Blean Woods, a beautiful ancient woodland, is within walking distance of the symposium venue. The surrounding region is renowned for its calcareous grassland, wetlands and coastline, such as RSPB reserve at Dungeness  and Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.

Keen on conservation? Then contact our Conservation Special Interest Group for ways you can get more involved.

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