Devon LNP First Annual Lecture 2016 – Professor Sir John Lawton

240 people attended our first annual lecture at the University of Exeter.  Professor Sir John Lawton spoke about ‘Making Space for Nature: more, bigger, better and joined up’.  Thanks to Exeter University, Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon County Council for making this possible.

A soundclip recording of the lecture is available here

2016 CONFERENCE – WHAT DOES NATURE DO FOR DEVON?

220 people attended our second spring conference at Exeter Racecourse on Friday 29th April. The conference acted as a great opportunity to network across all sectors, learn more about the value of Devon’s natural environment (from farmers, fishermen, academics, health professionals, developers and ecologists) and discuss how we increase investment in our environment.

Natural Devon 2016 Spring Conference Final Agenda

Key speakers included:

Tony Juniper  – British campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and environmentalist who served as  Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International from 2000–2008.  Author of What Nature Does for Britain.

Professor Ian Bateman, Professor and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) at Exeter University.  Member of Defra’s Natural Capital Committee.

Harry Barton, CEO Devon Wildlife Trust

Andy Wood, Director of Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.

Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

Cllr Andrea Davis, Chair of the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board and Exmoor National Park Authority.

Dave Gurnett, Learning and Outreach Officer, Exmoor National Park.

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Photos on the day can be viewed below.