Prioritising the Scale of Conservation Approaches in Scotland

The BES Scottish Policy Group is holding an event focused on prioritising conservation approaches at scale. Considering limited resources, what are the benefits, tensions and opportunities for combined approaches to conservation?

This Pie and a Pint policy roundtable held in person at Summerhall in Edinburgh, will bring stakeholders together to discuss the prioritising the scale of conservation approaches in Scotland to tackle drivers for biodiversity loss.

Considering limited resources what are the benefits, tensions and opportunities for combined approaches?

Chatham House Rules will apply to encourage lively debate. The output will be a summary of the discussion with recommendations for those in research and government. All are welcome to attend.


David Genny, NatureScot (the experience of moving from feature based to ecosystem conservation)

Richard Mason, RSPB (Capercaillie conservation in Abernethy)

Kerry Waylen, James Hutton Institute (is there room for new concepts in conservation and the role of institutions )


17:00 tea and coffee

17.30 presentations

18.00 Q&A

18.30 breakout groups

19.30 grab a pie and network

20:00 event closes

Booking for this event has now closed. This event has limited capacity, so please get in touch if you are no longer able to attend or if you would like to be added to the waiting list:

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*Please note there is no alcohol served during the event. This event is in person and will not have an online element.