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Ending the War on Nature
March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Series of 5 Talks by Sussex Wildlife Trust
February to June 2020 at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Dr Tony Whitbread, independent ecologist and President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust will give three talks from February to April on key environmental issues, with an additional talk in May by Henri Brocklebank on marine conservation. There will be a final session in June looking at the overall theme of environmental protection.
Wednesday 12 February - Rewilding
A discussion about what we mean by rewilding and its relevance to nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and to our own health and wellbeing.
Tuesday 28 April - What have plants ever done for us?
Plants are more than just attractive scenery. This talk looks at how plants are central to our very existence.
Wednesday 10 June - Ending the War on Nature
Discussion chaired by Tony Whitbread
How can we learn to live alongside our natural world, protecting and conserving the environment alongside economic, social and climatic pressures.
Wednesday 11 March - There is no wealth but life
Nature, indeed our whole life support system, is consistently undervalued or ignored in traditional economics and political decision making. This is a fatal flaw in the prevailing valuing system of our time. Can we perceive an alternative view?
Wednesday 20 May - Rewilding the Channel
Henri Brocklebank, Director of Conservation at Sussex Wildlife Trust
Come and hear about an opportunity to deliver a thrilling Blue Carbon project off the Sussex Coast. How do we restore our fish populations, reduce the impact of storms off the Sussex Coast and draw down thousands of tonnes of Carbon from the atmosphere. How is this good for seahorses, squid and sharks?
Dr Tony Whitbread
Dr Tony Whitbread, who retired as Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust in March 2018, has returned to take a leading role in nature conservation as President of Sussex Wildlife Trust.
He joined the Sussex Wildlife Trust in 1991 as Head of Conservation before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2006. During his time, Dr Whitbread played a huge role as a conservation advocate, battling against road building, urban development, the potential expansion of Gatwick Airport and other countryside loss.
Dr Whitbread was at the forefront in promoting the need for the establishment of the South Downs National Park. He also played a leading role in establishing the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, which holds almost seven million species records – information used to inform planning decisions.
Henri Brocklebank is the Director of Conservation at the Sussex Wildlife Trust and has been focused on wildlife in Sussex for many years. She leads the Trusts work in the Marine Environment and is Chair of the #HelpOurKelp partnership.
She is Deputy Chair of the Sussex Local Nature Partnership, working with a wide range of organisations to promote investment in Sussex Natural Capital.
- March 11
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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