This conference celebrates the near completion of the EU LIFE supported EcoCoLife project and will look forward to ensuring that lessons learnt from its experiences and successes and those of other landscape scale projects are captured to inform future landscape scale conservation approaches that will benefit people and wildlife.
“To build a consensus on the benefits of habitat networks at a landscape scale, and how to maximise them for greatest impact.”
Have you thought about why there is so much focus on “landscape scale” conservation? This one-day conference will explore what can be achieved with the restoration of habitats at a landscape scale and how we can best design and use habitat networks to tackle pressing environmental problems, including biodiversity loss, people’s disconnect with nature and the threats of climate change.
The conference will hear from EcoCoLife and other Life projects about the way these issues have been tackled and success achieved using a landscape scale approach, before considering what more needs to be done to reduce future threats to biodiversity and provide greater benefits to people. You will hear from subject experts and seasoned practitioners experienced in landscape scale project design and delivery, and take part in a choice of interactive sessions that will draw on your experience and knowledge to move forward a consensus on how we should use this approach here in Scotland and beyond. The conference will produce a “consensus for success” summary report from the conference proceedings.
See the proceedings from the EcocoLife event held in June 2016 “Joining up nature in practice – making ecological coherence a reality”