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Thursday, April 20 • 11:00 - 13:00
Going wild in London; 35 years of successful conservation? LIMITED

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London has been a place of conservation action for over 120 years, but the pressures upon the wildlife we share our city with is facing acute pressures. London Wildlife Trust has operated in the UK's capital since 1981, and has delivered a broad range of conservation successes utilising a growing palette of mechanisms to secure biodiversity gains. Whether it’s influencing planning policy or working with developers, engaging thousands of volunteers or developing housing estate enhancements with resident communities, or creating nature reserves from scratch or designing green infrastructure for new buildings, the Trust has adopted a positive, pragmatic and inclusive approach to conservation.
We will explore some of the successes of the Trust’s community based conservation, with a mixture of presentation and interactive discussion. We will showcase
  • long-standing enhancements in the local Dulwich woods
  • the challenges of creating inner city nature reserves from scratch
  • enhancing the biodiversity of where most people live – close to their homes
  • public wildife surveys.  
We will demonstrate a variety of tools we have used to engender people in conservation action at various places around London, especially citizen science, such as our currwent Water for Wildlife programme.  The session will also aim to challenge participants through engaging debate to look at the future conservation issues we face in London, and seek to identify key threads for delivering net biodiversity gains.
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AV - definitelyprojector, laptop and screen; flipsheets or similar if possible. 


Petra Sovic Davies

Water for Wildlife Project Manager, London Wildlife Trust
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Mathew Frith

Director of Conservation, London Wildlife Trust
I've worked on promoting nature conservation in London for almost 30 years, helping to enhance the habitats for the capital's wildlife, and help to reduce the growing disconnection between people and nature in the city. I am passionate about how nature adapts to urban environments... Read More →
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Tony Wileman

Conservation Ecologist, London Wildlife Trust
I am an ecologist with 25 years of experience in nature conservation. I am an experienced ornithologist and botanist plus general naturalist and understand the ecological importance of habitats and individual species on a local and landscape scale. My overall knowledge in London’s... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00 - 13:00 BST
Informatics Suite 2 The Laboratory, First Floor