Wildlife course coming up very soon

“Management of Wildlife Habitat”

– a series of lectures from February 14, 2014

We have been asked by one of our readers to let you all know about a series of lectures starting next Friday evening (6.30pm) 14th February, 2014 at Birkbeck College entitled the ‘Management of Wildlife Habitat.’

They are being arranged and held by The Ecology and Conservation Studies Society  (please look at their website).

Friday evenings 14th February to 21st March 2014

In a crowded island how do we make space for a diverse wildlife? Until recently, the management of wildlife habitats was by mimicking traditional economic management, in an attempt to preserve rich remnants of the past and deter alien invaders. Dissenting voices, however, argue that we can create large blocks of wilderness, where natural processes allow native species to manage themselves with minimal intervention by us. Another view is that tradition is too focussed on birds, bees and wild flowers, ignoring most other biodiversity. Yet others find value in mixtures of both native and established exotic species and argue that it’s difficult and unnecessary to strive purely for natives. This series takes examples where each of these approaches appears to be successful.

The lectures are sponsored by Birkbeck College, University of London. They will take place at venues provided by the College starting at 6.30pm for about one hour, leaving time for questions and discussion until 8.00pm.

The lectures are free. They attract audiences of a hundred or more drawn from students of Birkbeck, members of the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society and like minded organisations, and are supported by the Linnean Society of London. 

Fuller details, will be posted on the web-site when they become available: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/environment/prospective/ecss

Enquiries to the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society e-mail:

ecssoc@gmail.com (tel: 020 8946 4476)

The Ecology and Conservation Studies Society welcomes new members. Details of the Society and application forms will be available at the door and on the ECSS website.


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