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A workshop on reintroducing key species to Britain –
What, Where and How?
Plus option of evening field visits to beaver or wild boar sites in Glos
BANC & Wildland Network, 8 September 2006
The Green Room, Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester, Glos
Each presentation will be followed by 10 mins questions and discussion.
Presentations will address:
- the ecological factors for the species and its ecosystem
- key factors for the reintroduction eg. attitudes, resources, incentives
10.00 Arrival, coffee
10.30 Welcome and introduction Adrian Phillips, Chair
10.40 Restoring key species and ecosystems - issues, examples and lessons from 40 years of bird reintroductions Roy Dennis
11.20 Beaver - recent lessons and future prospects Derek Gow
11.50 Lynx: Prospects in Britain David Hetherington
12.20 Wild boar decision time Martin Goulding
12.50 LUNCH and optional viewing of DVDs and displays
13.50 Wolf and brown bear – realistic candidates?
Peter Taylor, author ‘Beyond Conservation’
14.10 Wild herbivores – current experience and future candidates
David Bullock and Matthew Oates, National Trust
15.00 Small group discussions, facilitated by Rick Minter
Participants opt for small group discussions on one of the following themes:
Ecosystem issues – what are the key effects of reintroduced species on their ecosystems and fellow wildlife? What functional relationships might occur amongst species and habitats?
Processes or creatures? Is the issue about reintroducing ecological processes or reintroducing species? Do we want to create and adapt ecological processes and select species accordingly?
Nature conservation, but not as we know it – what are the implications of reintroductions for formal approaches to BAPs, targets, and wildlife management?
Attitudes – what do the public, politicians and key interest groups feel about reintroductions? What influences them and why?
Income and livelihoods – what income, livelihoods and enterprises can be linked with reintroduced species?
Farming, fisheries and game – what are the opportunities and challenges of reintroduced species to farming, fisheries and game interests? What incentives and what compensation measures should accompany key reintroductions?
16.00 Report back of groups’ conclusions and collective discussion on key issues
16.45 Reflections on key issues from the day John Bowers
16.50 Briefing on evening field visits to Lower Mill Estate beaver project and wild boar woods in Forest of Dean
17.00 Snacks and drinks available at Organic Farm Shop Café
17.30 Depart for evening field visits to Lower Mill Estate beaver site and to wild boar woodland in Forest of Dean
20.30 Optional eve meal in Cheltenham or Cirencester
Fees inclusive of refreshments, eve field visit, and note of workshop discussions:
Charities and NGOs: £55
Public, private and academic bodies: £105
Big cats in Britain – the ecological consequences
The Oak Hall, Cotswold Water Park
10.15 Arrival and coffee
10.40 Welcome and introductions
Rick Minter, Environment & Community Consultant
Big cats in Dorset and Wilts – the forensic evidence, the mapped territories, impacts on deer, and the ecological implications
Johnathan McGowan, Head of mammals, Bournemouth Natural Sciences Society and Bournemouth Museum
Big cats in Gloucestershire – what gets sighted where, and the ecological implications
Frank Tunbridge, ROAR consultancy
11.45 Discussion on implications of big cats for nature conservation
12.15 – 1.15 LUNCH
( AGM of British Association of Nature Conservationists )
1.45 – 3-45 pm Local field visit – details tbc
Fee inclusive of lunch and drinks: £10