‘Controversial conservation’ debate in London tomorrow

World Land Trust events logoWe’re heading to London to listen to a debate on ‘Hunting and its impact on Conservation’ being held at the Royal Society tomorrow evening.

The debate has been organised by the World Land Trust as part of their ‘Controversial Conservation’ series and it’ll be chaired by Chris Packham.

World Land Trust Chief Executive John Burton said: “An open debate about the impact of sport hunting on wildlife and conservation is long overdue and it is time for arguments for and against hunting to be exposed to public scrutiny“.

As well as Chris Packham, panellists will include Bill Oddie and Mark Avery (both WLT Council members), Andrew Gilruth (Membership Director of GWCT), James Barrington (Countryside Alliance), John Burton (WLT) and Garry Marvin (Professor of Human-Animal Studies at Roehampton University).

We’re expecting a heated discussion about bird shooting in Malta and Cyprus as well as the impact of grouse moor management on UK raptor populations.

Last year’s debate was recorded and a podcast was made available for those who weren’t able to attend (see here). Hopefully a similar arrangement will be in place for this year’s event.

Tickets are still available – please click here.

Hope to see some of our blog readers there!


4 Responses to “‘Controversial conservation’ debate in London tomorrow”

  1. September 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    What fun..but will it change anything?….two opposite sides throwing [very polite, of course] insults at each other..while one side holds all the political, real power.

  2. 2 keen birder.
    September 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    it wont make any difference if theres a change of government, was it any better for wildlife when there was a Labour party in power, no. raptors still got it then as they do now,

  3. 4 Eileen Mccann
    September 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I’ll be there to listen and see some of my twitter friends…

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