From Preserving Sites to Restoring Nature in the Landscape

27 February 2012, 17:15 - 19:00


Brian Eversham (Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough)

Brian will explore the origins of nature conservation in the nineteenth century and its subsequent development. It has grown from the protection of individual birds, to the creation of small, discrete nature reserves, to the creation of larger reserves. In the last twenty years, the emphasis has shifted to the restoration of ecological processes at the landscape scale. In the course of these changes, the conservation movement has variously mirrored, followed or led wider political and social changes.

Audio available



Open to all. No registration required

Part of the Taking Place seminar series.
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