‘Raising our Game in a Challenging World’
We want the conference to be a two-way exchange so we're encouraging discussion and questions after each speaker.
9:00 Optional tour of the RGS Collections – “Icons of Exploration: material relating to Livingstone, Stanley, Shackleton and Scott”. This tour must be booked in advance.
10:00 Arrival and Tea/coffee
10:30 Welcome and GWCT’s strategic policy aims - Teresa Dent, CEO
- Strategic plan and policy aims
- How policy works post devolution. Who does what? Where do decisions rest?
11:00 England and lowland policy update - Alastair Leake, Director of Policy
- Common Agricultural Policy & recent developments on “greening” of agricultural payments; Integrating game management techniques into New Environmental Land Management Schemes,( NELMS).
- Outcome of recent review of Open and General Licences; Law Commission Review of Wildlife Law; Asulam and the future of bracken control; Lead ammunition review
12:10 The value of shooting to conservation - Mike Clarke, CEO RSPB
12:40 Lunch, Tea & Coffee
13:50 The importance of GWCT-published research being made widely available - Sir John Randall MP
14:20 The Allerton Project - Alastair Leake, Head of Project
- Progress & future plans for GWCT’s demonstration farm
- The shoot, crop agronomy & soil management, visitors centre, partnership working
14:50 Delivering conservation on a landscape scale - Peter Thompson, Advisory Services
- GWCT’s future plans for developing cluster farms
15:20 Woodcock: Current understanding of population status & migration patterns - Andrew Hoodless, Head of Wetland Research
15:50 Closing remarks - Ian Coghill, Chairman
Book your place - limited availability
You can book your tickets easily online or by contacting us on 01425 651010.