Creating a buzz in development – how can developers help Scotland’s pollinators?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Battleby Conference Centre, Perth, PH1 3EW

Who is it for?
The development and environment sectors, encompassing planners, consultants, architects, landscape architects, land managers, maintenance contractors and others who may be involved with land development.

Why attend?
Scotland’s pollinators face many challenges, particularly in urban areas where green space and good habitat may be limited. All developments have the unique opportunity to improve the environment for pollinators by incorporating pollinator habitat into high-quality, multi-functional places for people to live and work.

The event will set out industry examples of pollinator-friendly management being used across the housing, energy and transport sectors. It provides an excellent, and rare, opportunity to get practical advice from industry colleagues on how to achieve environmental benefits within the development management process to benefit wildlife and wider community well-being. The event will include workshops to support networking and will provide the basis to contribute to Government policy under the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland, leaving you better equipped to help build a more resilient and nature-rich future.

What will you
get from
attending?

You will:

  • Improve your understanding of what pollinators need.
  • Better understand how pollinator-friendly actions can benefit your development or business.
  • Ask experts questions related to your site.
  • Be inspired by good pollinator-habitat created by others within your sector.
  • Leave feeling more equipped to help tackle global biodiversity decline.

 

Content:

  • Speakers showcasing successful pollinator-friendly actions.
  • An ‘exhibition session’ hosted by a range of experts for discussion, networking and learning what pollinators need, how to implement actions and how pollinator-friendly actions can benefit your business, as well as sustaining a high-quality of life for people and nature
  • Two workshops:
  1. Exploring how biodiversity-friendly measures can be fitted into the planning process;
  2. Using our outside grounds to cover the practicalities of large-scale meadow creation and management, living walls for pollinators, and plant, tree and shrub selection.

 

Venue:

Battleby Conference Centre, Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW.

Registration will open at 10:00 h and the event will finish at 16:00 h. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Booking: This event is free. We recommend early registration to guarantee your place. Please complete the booking form and return to alice.brawley@nature.scot. Alternatively, post to Alice Brawley, Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW.

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