Encounters at a Regional Botanical Reintroduction Programme

Young ecologist Joshua Styles will take us through the experience of protecting and reinvigorating some of England's rarest plants

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Oblong-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Oblong-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)

In 2017, the North-West Rare Plant Initiative (NWRPI) was established with one overarching aim — to re-establish and reinvigorate populations of some of northwest England's rarest plant species, including over 40 target species.

Since inception, the initiative has seen some astounding successes from reintroduction programmes, a few failures, and several obstacles. This lecture will summarise these experiences in more detail, with particular focus on rationale, methodology, outcomes and lessons.

Joshua Styles
Josua Styles

Joshua is a driven botanist and keen science communicator. His efforts to halt the decline and extinction of rare plants is recognised and supported by organisations such as Chester Zoo, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

  • This event will take place on Zoom
  • This event is free and open to all
  • Registration is essential, and will close 24 hours before the event is set to begin
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