Surrey Hills Symposium 2020 - Making Space for Nature

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The Symposium will debate why nature recovery matters and how we can reverse the drastic decline and achieve a healthy natural environment.

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It is 10 Years since Professor John Lawton published his Making Space for Nature report on creating a healthy natural environment that will allow our plants and animals to thrive. Since then nature has been in drastic decline, but what should we do about it?

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Professor Max Lu, President & Vice Chancellor, University of Surrey

Setting the Scene

Hugh Broom, National Farmers Union & Surrey Hills AONB Board

Professor Richard Murphy, Director of Centre for Environmental Sustainability,

University of Surrey

Our Panellists on Why Nature Recovery Matters

Professor Alastair Driver, Director, Rewilding Britain

Marian Spain, CEO, Natural England

Dan Raven Ellison, Founder, National Park City Movement

Simon Ferrar, Clandon Wood Nature Reserve

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Closing Remarks

Gordon Jackson, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Trust Fund & Society

The Surrey Hills Symposium 2020 is an online event in partnership with the University of Surrey.

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