Wales Biodiversity Partnership

2014 Conference

'Nature Recovery Planning in Wales – implementation approach to 2020'

10th and 11th September 2014

Cardiff University Conference Centre

Conference programme

Delegate List

Day 1

Nature Recovery – effective conservation interventions - Keynote: Prof Bill Sutherland, Cambridge University

Natural Resource Management in Wales – a fresh approach to policy, legislation and delivery - Andy Fraser Welsh Government

Biodiversity:- building our capacity to deliver benefits for nature in Wales- Ceri Davies and Patrick Green, Natural Resources Wales

State of Nature Wales – an assessment 1 year on - Stephen Bladwell RSPB Cymru - not available for download, this talk was presented with images only

QA Weds 10 Sept Day 1

Ecosystem restoration and human well-being - examples from the UK and Ireland- Conor Kretsch COHAB / University of Nottingham

Understanding ecosystem services in the marine environment: The example of seagrass meadows- Dr Richard Unsworth, Swansea University

Swansea Nature Network:- Delivering for biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in Swansea - Sion Brackenbury, Director of Commons Vision

Nature recovery planning- the role of local and regional partnerships - Soapbox: Alison Jones, Principal Ecologist Caerphilly County Borough Council

Speaker summaries Day 1


Nature Recovery Workshop - not available

How can the Welsh Government support capacity building?

Nature recovery and the ecosystem approach in Wales

Tackling invasive non-native species in Wales via novel educational and community-focused approaches

The Oil beetle Hunt in Wales

Chairs summary Day 1

Day 2

All things small and beautiful – Introducing Buglife Cymru - Keynote: Matt Shardlow Chief Executive Officer Buglife

The Open Air Laboratory; Open for Users in Wales - Soapbox: Barbara Brown, Opal Community Scientist, Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales Cardiff

Glastir: Rationale, progress to date and the way forward under the Rural Development Programme 2014-20 - Kevin Austin, Welsh Government

Microbial biodiversity assessment of Welsh soils using a metabarcoding approach - Prof Davey Jones, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Llŷn Landscape Partnership project - Arwel Jones, Llŷn Landscape Partnership

Q and A session Day 2

Rejuvenation of Welsh Dunes - Mike Howe, Natural Resources Wales

Montane Heath - a critical piece of the upland puzzle - John Harold, Cymdeithas Eryri - Snowdonia Society


Restoring Ancient Woodland Sites in Wales - An urgency to start, but no rush to finish?

How can the Welsh Government support capacity building?

Increasing LBAP action and engagement - experiences from Pembrokeshire

The Opal Air Laboratory; A practical!

Welsh Sea Watchers Project