TAA E Anglia Seminar: “What can Agriculture offer to Biodiversity Conservation?”

Event Date: 
15 May 2019 -
13:00 to 17:00
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TAA East Anglia Annual Seminar will be held in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), an institutional member of TAA, who will co-host the event. The theme will be “What can agriculture do to support biodiversity conservation?” We have three Cambridge-based speakers, who will talk on the practical ways in which agriculture can support biodiversity conservation.


  • Laura Fox (Senior Programme Manager  Agricultural Landscapes, FFI). They support the integration of agriculture with site level conservation. She will talk about FFI’s work piloting a REDD+ project in the proposed Wonegizi Protected Area in Liberia. ‘How agriculture can help conservation: a field perspective from West Africa“.
  • Martin Kaonga (TAA member and Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment). He is a member of the Science & Technical Committee of the UNFCCC “4 Per 1000 Initiative”, which promotes soil carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest ecosystems. He will analyse the assumptions and pose the question: “4 per 1000 Initiative: is it a myth?”
  • Andrew Balmford (Professor of Conservation Science in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge). He researches and teaches conservation science, including how best to reconcile conservation and farming. He will talk on “Land sharing/ land sparing”.

The venue will be the Seminar Room (1.25a), David Attenborough Building. We hope to have ample time for interaction. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served at the end of the seminar. For bookings, please email Keith Virgo. There is a £5 per head charge towards the cost of the Seminar. Participants will be asked to pay in cash on the day.

Please note that the bookings and payments already made on-line have been recorded.