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01

Biocultural Heritage in the UK – Report Launch

Thursday 2nd September
Online
Free

Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation in South Belfast

Thursday 2nd September
Online
Free

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05

European Heritage Open Days 2021

Monday 6th September
Various, throughout NI
Free

Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation in North Belfast

Tuesday 7th September
Online
Free

08

Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation in West Belfast

Thursday 9th September
Online
Free

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Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation in East Belfast

Thursday 16th September
Online
Free

All–Ireland Pollinator Plan Public Webinar

Friday 17th September
Online
Free

18

Climate Craic – NI Climate Festival

Sunday 19th September
TBC
Free

Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation with Communities of Interest

Monday 20th September
Online
Free

Rural Community Pollinator Grants Online Info Session

Tuesday 21st September
Online
Free

The 5 Fs : How you can help the climate crisis

Wednesday 22nd September
Online
Free

Handiheat Final Conference 2021

Wednesday 22nd September
Online
Free

Rural Community Network

Thursday 23rd September
Online
Free

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Net Zero Festival 2021

Wednesday 29th September
Online
Free

We need to keep talking about digital

Thursday 30th September
Online
Free

  
01

Ecological Connectivity Conservation

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Online

This webinar brings together international, national and local expertise in ecological connectivity conservation and links to business

About this Event

This webinar brings together international, national and local expertise in ecological connectivity conservation, together with a representative of business interests in this field. Introducing theIUCN Guidelines for conserving connectivitythrough ecological networks and corridors published last year, we will examine how these might help in delivering outcomes from the Lawton Report, England’s 25 year plan and nature networks, as well as relevant activity in other home nations. We also hope to better understand the practical application of such principles in practice and how they can be applied in the corporate sector.

Speakers:

Pamela Abbott will chair this event. Pamela’s career in nature conservation includes senior positions with Natural England, UNEP–WCMC (the World Conservation Monitoring Centre ) and, most recently, as CEO of Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Dr Gary Tabor is one of the authors of the new IUCN Guidelines and is President of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation – an organization that is focused on advancing the science, policy and practice of ecological connectivity. His presentation is ‘The emergence of ecological connectivity as a resilient conservation practice’.

Dr Humphrey Crick is Principal Specialist in Conservation Ecology in the Chief Scientist’s Directorate at Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. His presentation is ‘Planning for connectivity in England’s highly fragmented landscape’.

Anne Halpin and Simon Clarke from Somerset Wildlife Trust will speak on experiences of practically applying ecological connectivity ‘on the ground’ in “Developing a Nature Recovery Network in Somerset”. Anne Halpin is lead Monitoring and Management Planning Ecologist and has worked with partners to develop the first draft of Somerset’s Nature Recovery Network. Simon Clarke is SWT’s Head of Nature Recovery and is co–ordinating the delivery of the Somerset Local Nature Partnerships emerging Nature Recovery Strategy.

Marcelo Lima, Biodiversity Manager at CDP Worldwide will show how companies can/should include connectivity conservation in their corporate biodiversity strategy/biodiversity action plans. His presentation is ‘Linking companies and capitals markets with Nature: How Connectivity Conservation can increase corporate biodiversity performance’.