Date(s) - 24/01/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Attenborough Building
The speakers are Laura Fox and Vicky Wilkins both from Fauna & Flora which is part of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. http://www.cambridgeconservation.org/
They will be talking about the work of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, why honeybees in particular are important to pollination of plants, other different pollinators and what more we can do to encourage pollinators in our gardens and parks. They will also talk about what companies are doing, or possibly not doing, for pollinators.
All our welcome so please feel free to bring along interested friends and relatives.
Vicky Wilkins is an applied conservationist currently working with Fauna & Flora International as their Central Asia Programme Manager, leading projects and teams in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. She previously worked with Buglife for 10 years as their Conservation Delivery Manager, and managed a staff team and a large conservation project portfolio worth over £2M. At Buglife she developed large, innovative pollinator projects, such as B-Lines and Urban Buzz. She is also a Trustee of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Laura Fox leads the Agricultural Landscapes work within Fauna & Flora International strengthening the connection of how biodiversity underpins agricultural production for the benefit of the farmers and for conservation gain. Her work is focused on supporting smallholder farmers living inside and around protected areas. It includes engaging and partnering with agricultural companies to identify and manage biodiversity risks and opportunities. Laura is the lead for FFI on the Partnership for Pollinators, which aims to identify risks of wild pollinator decline to agricultural supply chains. She is helping to develop FFI’s approach to addressing pollinator declines.
This is the first of our planned talks for 2019 – more details to come in the New Year. We look forward to seeing you there. Please see Travel Guide to the Attenborough Building, Cambridge.