15th December 2017

The Bat Conservation Trust is planning an event in 2018 in London (venue TBC) aiming to share knowledge and best practice regarding strategic, landscape-scale planning for biodiversity (not just bats!). It is now widely recognised that we need to act at a landscape-scale to create ecological networks and fulfil the Lawton vision of more, bigger, better and joined sites for nature conservation. In particular, we would like to attract presentations on strategic initiatives that have been fully integrated into development control or Local Plans. We would also welcome presentations delivering perspectives from different industries.

If you would like to contribute please submit a 250 word abstract (with a title) in Word or PDF format, including your name and your primary affiliation, to Jan Collins, Head of Biodiversity, BCT (jcollins@bats.org.uk) by 26th January 2018.

It was our original intention to run this event in March/April 2018 but we are aware of a number of other bat/biodiversity events around this time. We would therefore like to hear your opinion on the relative pros/cons of running this event in May/June or October/November.