RAPPORT SCIENCE SUPPORTS CONSERVATION

22 September 2017 in Edinburgh and 23 September 2017 in Dalry, Glenkens

 

Programme for 23 September 2017:

10.00 – 10.15

Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.15 – 10.20

Welcome and introduction – Roger Crofts, Director, Watson Birds

10.20 – 13.00

Session 1 – New findings from raptor research

Chair:  Roddy Fairley, Scottish Natural Heritage

10.25 – 11.10

Keynote – Ian Newton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology –

Fifty years of raptor research: what have we learnt?

 

Presentations from recent Watson Raptor Science Winners and Runners-Up:

11.10 – 11.40

Xavier Lambin, University of Aberdeen – Intraguild predation

11.40 – 12.10

Miguel Ferrer, Doñana Biological Station, Spain – Raptors and wind farms

12.10 – 12.40

Phil Whitfield and Alan Fielding, Natural Research –

The fate and movements of satellite tagged golden eagles

12.40 – 13.00

Audience participation and panel discussion

13.00-13.45

Lunch

14.00 – 17.00

Session 2 – Our local birds – beyond raptors: where to watch them

Chair: Chris Miles

14.00 – 14.30

Cat Barlow, South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project – Reinforcing South Scotland’s Golden  Eagle population

14.30 – 15.00

Chris Rollie, RSPB – Some favourite places to see birds in Dumfries and Galloway

15.00 – 15.30

Karl Munday, NTS – The Trust and birds in Dumfries and Galloway

15.30 – 16.00

Larry Griffin, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Caerlaverock – The Greenland white-fronted geese of Dumfries and Galloway – the enigma of their decline

16.00 – 16.30

Andrew Bielinski, RSPB – Bird reserves in south-west Scotland

16.30 – 17.00

General discussion on bird watching and bird conservation in south west Scotland

 

For further info please contact Professor Roger Crofts CBE FRSE on roger.dodin@btinternet.com

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