Date: Wednesday 11 February
Location: Bournemouth University – Executive Business Centre
Time: Starting at 9.30am (all day event)
The Wessex Conservation Forum aims to bring together representatives from NGOs, Universities and Government bodies for a free one day conference discussing ‘Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services & the Green Economy’ in the Wessex region. The services which nature provides us with, such as clean water, clean air, fertile soil and food, are not only crucial for the well-being of human-kind, they also represent an astronomical value. It has been estimated by economists that the loss of biodiversity was costing the EU €450 billion annually, equal to 3% of GDP. Hence, halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services is now a UK and EU priority for 2020.
Confirmed speakers include representatives from organisations such as: the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, the Freshwater Biological Association, Bournemouth University, University of Southampton, the Dorset Local Nature Partnership, Wessex Water and the Bournemouth & Poole Sustainable Food City Partnership. The conference will be centred around a series of talks in order to showcase research output, identify areas for further research and promote collaboration in order to fulfil these needs.
A complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day, and there will be plenty of opportunities to make and renew contacts throughout the day.
To book: This event is popular and places are limited. Click here to register for your free place.
More information: We hope to see you at this event but if you are unable to attend and want to find out more about the work that BU is involved in why not sign up to receive more information. The Wessex Portal (formerly the Poole & Purbeck Portal has been developed with the assistance of funding from the Higher Edication Innovation Fund – HEIF) as an online community to promote a better understanding of our region’s unique natural and heritage assets.
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The overall objective of this contract is to contribute to the strengthening of the science policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. Read about the call here.