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

May 15th, 2019

Date(s) - 15/05/2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pembroke Street

TAA East Anglia Annual Seminar will be held in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), an institutional member of TAA, who will c0-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 of FFI’s Agricultural Landscapes programme, This programme envisages that, if well managed and well planned, agriculture has real potential to help conserve biodiversity, use natural resources sustainably, improve livelihoods and increase food security. She will talk about her work in the forested areas of the proposed Wonegizi Protected Area in Liberia and Guinee. ‘How agriculture can help conservation: a field perspective from West Arica“.
  • 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 which we will charge £5.00 per head, payable on-line in advance). The event is kindly being hosted by FFI. Enquiries to Keith Virgo 


TAA Seminar May 15th


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