Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference 2020

“Responding to the crisis for nature in Wales” November 23-27

Day Two 24 November

Addressing pressures on Resilient Ecological Networks

SmartRivers Project' Gareth Edge South East Wales Rivers Trust

‘SWEPT’ Project Sue Burton, Pembrokeshire Marine SAC

Joint Q&A session

'A sustainable Stitch in Time? Best practice for sustainable catchment invasive species control Matt Tebbutt, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

#ActionForInsects: the impacts of pesticides on human and environmental health James Byrne, Wildlife Trust Wales

Joint Q&A session

Marine Litter Workshop:what is being done to stop this at source and what can you do to help Gill Bell Marine Conservation Society

Tracking biodiversity - distribution and trends

The not so common Common Clubtail dragonfly: final report from the Clubtail Count citizen science project Eleanor Colver, British Dragonfly Society

National Lottery Connecting the Dragons Project' by Mark Barber, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC)

Joint Q&A session

Wetland bird distributions on the Severn Estuary and environmental influences' Anthony Caravaggi, University of South Wales

Statistical analysis of long-term data for Cetacean species in the Southern Irish Sea' by Cristina Munilla, Sea Trust Wales

Joint Q&A session

National monitoring shows how woodland, woody linear features and cropland underpin pollinator abundance in Wales Jamie Alison UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A roadmap for Indicator 44: status of biological diversity in Wales Simon Smart, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Local Environmental Records Centres Wales 2020: New directions for the Welsh Biodiversity Evidence base Adam Rowe, South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC), and Roy Tapping, Manager of Cofnod

Joint Q&A session

Workshop: Can lessons from the climate crisis help public engagement with biodiversity? Clare Sain-ley-Berry Rhodri Thomas and Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales

Day Four 26 November

Linking place-based evidence and action

People & place: turning nature data into local recovery action. How we’re tackling the nature emergency in South Central Wales Liz Hancocks & Becky Davies NRW

Making Ecological Data Work at the Regional Level lessons from the Greater Gwent State of Nature Sorrel Jones Technical Ecology

Joint Q&A session

Restoring resilient habitats

Celtic Rainforests Wales (CRW) Project: grazing to improve habitat condition Gethin Davies Snowdonia National Park Authority, Helen Upson, RSPB Cymru; Hilary Kehoe, PONT Cymru

Sands of LIFE Project: revitalising sand dunes across Wales Kathryn Hewitt Natural Resources Wales

Translating resilience and SMNR into effective actions for freshwater biodiversity Tristan Hatton-Ellis Natural Resources Wales

Carmarthenshire Bogs project: exploring their past, celebrating the present and conserving their future Isabel Macho Carmarthenshire County Council

Creating Nature-friendly Verges and Amenity Grasslands: Practicalities, Issues and Solutions

Plantlife’s Road Verge Campaign: transforming the management of Welsh road verges for biodiversity Kate Petty Plantlife

Invertebrate diversity of wildflower verges in Rhondda Cynon Taf Liam Olds Colliery Spoil Biodiversity Initiative and Richard Wistow Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

Joint Q&A session

Machinery for managing roadside verges and wildflower grasslands Kathleen Carroll Welsh Government and Rose Revera NPT Council/ RCT Council

Monmouthshire County Council’s Nature Isn’t Neat Project Mark Cleaver and Kate Stinchcombe Monmouthshire County Council

Mapping biodiversity on the verge Liam Blazey and Joel Walley Denbighshire County Council

Workshop: Innovative finance Alice Teague Welsh and Caryn Le Roux Welsh Government

Species in Wales

Amphibians & Reptiles



Terrestrial Mammals



Helping Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening