Making Space for Nature – with the Conservation SIG

The British Ecological Society’s Conservation Ecology Special Interest Group (SIG) is organising a meeting on 19th April 2011, exploring the implications of Prof. Sir John Lawton’s review of England’s protected areas (‘Making Space for Nature‘). The meeting will consider the ecological challenges of the approach to nature conservation advocated by the Review (including more protected areas, which are ‘bigger, better and joined’), in the context of Defra’s Natural Environment White Paper, expected in the spring.

The meeting is an opportunity for ecologists, conservationists and policy-makers to get together at the BES’s headquarters, Charles Darwin House, to discuss the research and knowledge exchange required to ‘make space for nature’ in England, and the UK as a whole.

You can now book a place at the meeting, by downloading a booking form from the BES website and returning this by post to the meeting organiser. See the Conservation Ecology SIG page for further details.