Free Webinar – Decision making for nature conservation

Free Webinar – Decision making for nature conservation


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Join us on our series of free online webinars. During this webinar, botanist Clive Hurford will discuss prioritisation and nature conservation strategies focusing on upland and meadow/grassland habitats.

Our new series of free online webinars will feature different speakers, from our Graduate School lecturers to Short Course tutors, talking on a wide array of sustainability related topics, from energy and water provision to how we can create a zero carbon Britain. 

Nature conservation

Clear and transparent decision-making is fundamental to the long-term success of any conservation management project. These decisions include:

  • Identifying the habitats and species that should be prioritised for management and monitoring resources
  • Listing these habitats and species in priority order
  • Identifying the most important locations for carrying out the management

In this webinar, botanist and author Clive Hurford, will discuss this decision making and prioritisation, using coastal dune habitats as a case study. 

He will then explore appropriate conservation strategies to ensure that priority habitats and species can persist into the medium and long-term future, with a focus on meadow/ grassland habitats.

 Key information

  • Duration: 1 hour, including talk and Q&A
  • Upcoming dates: Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Spaces are limited to 100 people
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

How it works

  • Webinars are hosted on Zoom and booking a place is required (see below).
  • You can only book one place at a time.
  • Bookings require a functioning email address as the link to access the webinar will be sent there. Only one booking is allowed per email address.
  • You’ll usually receive notifications from us 1 day and 1 hour before the event is scheduled to take place.
  • This notification will include a Zoom webinar link. Simply click shortly before the webinar is due to begin.
  • Do not share your email link with other users. Space on the webinars is limited and each link will only give one user access.
  • If you have any questions please get in touch

Meet your tutor

Clive Hurford is a botanist who has worked in the field of nature conservation since the late 1970s, initially as an ornithologist with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and then as a botanical surveyor for the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW). Since 1992 he has focused primarily on habitat monitoring and led a field team to demonstrate the links between conservation management and monitoring on Natura 2000 sites for an EU/CCW Life Project. 

More recently he was ‘Conservation Monitoring Advisor for International Sites’ for CCW and Natural Resources Wales.  He is the lead editor/author of two edited volumes on monitoring nature conservation and regularly coordinates international workshops on the subject. 

He has a long-standing interest in habitats with a cultural history, especially arable habitats.   After 27 years working for the Welsh conservation agencies, he is now the founder and director of Serapias; an ecological monitoring consultancy.

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