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Kent Biodiversity Action Plan Newsletter

New stewardship management sheet for invertebrates

Species management sheets for eight BAP listed invertebrate species (written by Vicky Kindemba and Duncan Sivell with lots of help from the relevant specialists). These sheets have been developed with funding from Defra and contain management advice and stewardship options (England Env Stewardship focus) for the eight species.

These sheets are also available on the Buglife website

Buglife

There are limited numbers of paper copies if needed, please email: Vicky.kindemba@buglife.org.uk

Nature After Minerals (NAM) Event on 17th November

A Wet Grassland & Waders Workshop will be aimed at providing practical advice and training for key stakeholders in and around the minerals industry. Such advice is in line with NAM’S objectives to support and facilitate delivery of more priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitat on mineral sites, that is appropriate, high quality and sustainable and is part and parcel of NAM’s aim to help promote high-quality restorations. Attendance at the workshop may contribute to attendees’ Continuous Personal Development (CPD) considerations.

For more information and booking contact: Debra.Royal@rspb.org.uk

Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Report

The Lawton Review has been published and can be found at: DEFRA

Kent's Biodiversity 2010 - and beyond

Saturday, 16th October 2010, 10:00am - 4:00pm. The Old Sessions Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University College, Kent

If you want to secure a place, please contact John Badmin on 01227 752291 or jbadmin@btinternet.com before Tueday 12th of October

The event programme can be found here: Kent Field club

Funding SITA Trust – New Round of funding announced

The SITA Trust have released the dates of their next 3 deadlines for their Enriching Nature programme. The first one is Friday 5 November.

Importantly this will be the first round of applications to receive funding from the 2011 funding pot of £300k (when they are assessed and awarded funding in new year), increasing your chances of success, especially if you are looking for a large grant.

SITA will fund up to £120k to support delivery of national, regional and local Biodiversity Action Plan species and habitat targets in London.

Further details can be found here:

SITA

Article –Sutherland et al

The identification of priority policy options for UK nature conservation in the Journal of Applied Ecology 2010, 47, 955–965

Please see:

JAE

Kent Biodiversity Partnership c/o Kent County Council | Tel: 01622 221537 | info@kentbap.org.uk

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