Indoor Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

AGM then Creating Wetlands for the Future
a talk by Malcolm Ausden

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018 at 19:30


No entrance fee for this event.

A brief AGM, in which only group members may vote.

Followed by Creating wetlands for the future. To be presented by Malcolm Ausden, Principal Ecologist at the RSPB.

The Presentation

Wallasea Island under constructionConstruction of part of Wallasea Island Wild Coast

This presentation will first describe how the climate is expected to change during the next few decades, and how this is expected to affect the distributions of birds and other wildlife.  It will then consider the implications of these changes on the design and management of wetland nature reserves.

The second part of the presentation will provide examples of how the RSPB is taking into account expected rises in sea level, changes in rainfall, and changes in species’ distributions in the design and management of new wetland nature reserves, and describe the wildlife that these already support.  It will focus on the RSPB’s Wallasea Island Wild Coast in Essex, the largest coastal habitat re-creation projects ever attempted in the UK; the open coast managed realignment at Medmerry in Sussex; and the design and management of non-tidal wetlands such as Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserve in Lincolnshire.


Malcolm Ausden is Principal Ecologist at the RSPB.  His main role is to advise on the creation and management of the RSPB’s nature reserves throughout the UK.

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