Conservation on a Crowded Island: Resolving Conflicts between Wildlife and Development in Britain

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 11
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18:00–19:00 Thursday 16 February 2017

House building and infrastructure projects are political and social necessities. Successive governments have relied on construction to rekindle the country’s economy, whilst our expanding population needs housing, transport, and a secure energy supply. With one of the highest human population densities in Europe, a recent assessment placed the UK in the bottom third of 218 countries assessed for biodiversity intactness (naturalness). So what does the future look like for our wildlife?

In this talk, Dr Fiona Mathews FLS, Chair of the Mammal Society and Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, will identify the mammals that are winning and losing in our changing environment. She will also show how research can help resolve the conflicts between mammals and developments, ranging from wind farms to barn conversions.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is not necessary. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception.

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