5:30pm - 6:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM South Western branch

Event description

Rewilding in Britain is gaining momentum — white storks have returned and are breeding in Sussex, pine martens are breeding in England and Wales, white tailed eagles have been reintroduced to Scotland and England. Rewilding is being debated within parliament. All are massive achievements, but nature in the UK is still faring worse than in most other countries.

Rewilding Britain’s are facilitating the new Rewilding Network, which provides practical guidance and shared learning to support rewilding. The Network aims to upscale the area of rewilding by at least 120,000 hectares across Britain by 2022 and in doing so, tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and inspire individuals and communities through new thriving opportunities.

The talk itself will provide an overview of the Network at the national level, including examples of rewilding across Britain. It will then highlight the role of local groups and provide examples here in the South West. It is aimed at all irrespective of their background and will present a compelling vision and importantly how the Network is delivering practical steps towards nature recovery.

Part of the CIWEM Land and Water Management Ecosystem Restoration digital series.

Register for 27 May 2021

About the speaker

Sara King

Sara King is the Rewilding Network Lead at Rewilding Britain. She is spearheading the development and project management of the Network using her over 10 years industry experience as an ecologist. Her background spans rewilding, biodiversity monitoring and assessment, species reintroductions, land management and restoration plans. Specific projects have included beaver reintroductions and rewilding in the South West to show the benefit of this ecosystem engineer.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Naresh Patel at naresh.patel@aquaconsultants.com.

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