Members' Conference 2014

Adam Smith taking questionsThe GWCT’s strategic policy aims (Teresa Dent)

CEO Teresa Dent explains who we are, what we do, and how we use our science to achieve our aim of a thriving countryside, rich in game and other wildlife.

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England and lowland policy update (Alastair Leake)

Director of Policy Alastair Leake on the challenges of agriculture in the modern world and the reforms needed to achieve our aims.

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Making the most of moorland: Challenges and opportunities in the uplands (Adam Smith)

What do people want from the uplands and how can we deliver it? Director Scotland Adam Smith takes us through the challenges in maximising the benefits of our uplands while protecting them for future generations.

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The value of shooting to conservation (Mike Clarke)

Mike Clarke, CEO RSPB, explains the RSPB's position on shooting and its contribution to conservation.

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The importance of GWCT-published research being made widely available (Sir John Randall MP)

Sir John Randall MP, who has a keen interest in environmental affairs, on the important role of GWCT research in influencing national conservation policy.

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Sir John Randall MPSir John Randall MP at the podium (Image credit: Jon Farmer/www.JPfoto.co.uk)

The Allerton Project (Alastair Leake)

Since its inception in 1992, our demonstration farm at the Allerton Project has given invaluable insight on how best to put GWCT research into practice, increasing biodiversity, soil quality and water quality while running a profitable, sustainable farm. Alastair Leake shows what goes on there.

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Delivering conservation on a landscape scale (Peter Thompson)

GWCT Biodiversity Advisor Peter Thompson explains the cluster farm pilot project, an approach to farmland conservation on a larger scale than is possible by enlisting individual farms and helping to deliver on new stewardship targets.

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Woodcock: Current understanding of population status and migration patterns (Andrew Hoodless)

The GWCT's Head of Wetland Research on our latest woodcock research, including the results of the 2013 Breeding Woodcock Survey and how our Woodcock Watch project has shed light on their migratory behaviour.

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