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Free Rewilding Event - Hardwick Hall, 23rd March

"Rewilding - the restoration of nature to an uncultivated state; far-flung theory or practical reality? Join us at the spectacular Hardwick Hall Hotel for the first in a series of events focused on rewilding our natural environment.


In this introductory session, we’ll explain an overview of the rewards of rewilding, as well as explore the legal, scientific and practical underpinnings of the practice with leading industry experts, including:

  • Professor Ian Convery from the University of Cumbria, who will introduce rewilding and touch on ‘The Lifescape Project’ in collaboration with the highly respected law firm Clifford Chance, as well as his work with the 'IUCN Taskforce on Rewilding';

  • Sally Ann Hawkins, a Conservation Biology PhD student at the University of Cumbria, who is also working on 'The Lifescape Project';

  • Adam Eagle, a Litigator at Clifford Chance with a broad practice including property and environmental work, who will set out the legal context for rewilding in the UK;

  • Dr Steve Carver from the University of Leeds and Dr Mark Fisher of the Wildland Research Institute, who will deliver our keynote talk on the scientific investigation of rewilding and their respective work;

  • Jonathan Pounder, Rural Estate Delivery Advisor with Landmarc and experienced Ecologist, who, through working with the MoD to provide support services for environmental compliance, habitat management and protected species, will deliver an insight into how such work links with rewilding.

Places are limited, so be sure to register your details now to secure your place.

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