Indoor Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

AGM then Saving Nature: Recovering the UK’s most threatened birds and habitats
a talk by Gwyn Williams

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019 at 19:30


No entrance fee for this event.

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

Followed by Saving Nature: Recovering the UK’s most threatened birds and habitats.
To be presented by Gwyn Williams, Head of Conservation Investment at RSPB.

The RSPB’s mission is to inspire a world richer in nature. We do this by finding solutions to 21st century conservation problems, doing world-class practical conservation, working with others to influence change and by engaging people to act for nature. But what does this really mean? How does the RSPB convert the investment its supporters give in time, money and enthusiasm into making a real difference for nature? In a talk illustrated with practical examples, Gwyn will describe how the RSPB has grown into the challenge of saving nature in an ever-changing world.

Gwyn Williams – Biography

Gwyn has worked for the RSPB for nearly 40 years. Originally appointed to campaign against the drainage of wetlands in the UK, he progressed to leading teams undertaking roles including species recovery, agriculture and water policy and advice, defending protected areas from harmful development, and the acquisition of land for nature reserves and nature reserve management. Most recently, as Head of Conservation Investment, he has been developing the use of conservation finance in the RSPB’s work. Brought up in a nature-rich family environment, he enjoys travel and getting out to count things, and has done a BBS square for over two decades.

The running order for the evening will be:

7.30 – 8.00           AGM
8.00 – 8.35           Presentation Part 1
8.35 – 9.00           Refreshments and raffle
9.00 – 9.35           Presentation Part 2