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Landscapes for Life Conference 2018
National Association of AONBs
24 - 26 July 2018
University of Kent, Canterbury
With a theme of Shaping the Long View, expect informed, enthused and energised delegate participation for plenary sessions, site visits, briefings, and social events.

Both the UK and the Welsh Governments have recently indicated their commitment to Protected Landscapes. Recognising this commitment, the NAAONB proposes that demonstrating and measuring the benefits of landscape management will be of crucial importance in the years ahead, and they are committed to widening discussion and debate around this issue.

3rd European Bat House Symposium
Vincent Wildlife Trust and The Mammal Society
09:00-17:00, 2-3 August 2018
Dorking, London

To bring together those working in bat research and conservation who have an interest in bat boxes and other artificial structures for bats. It is an opportunity for participants to present the findings from their research and conservation projects, and to share experience and ideas.

National Bat Conference
Bat Conservation Trust
7 September 2018
University of Nottingham

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar! A weekend of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner on Saturday evening. The conference is an opportunity to learn about new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

State of the World's Fungi Symposium
Royal Kew Botanical Gardens
13-14 September 2018
In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the first international State of the World's Fungi Symposium.

The two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report.

IUCN UK Peatland Programme 2018 Conference
2 October 2018
The IUCN UK Peatland Programme will be holding their 2018 conference.

5th World Conference on Climate Change
Conference Series llc Ltd
2-4 October 2018

Climate Change 2018 is planned with the theme “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures”. This is one of your best chances to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the field of Climatology and Environmental Science people group. It gives a head specialized gathering to revealing and finding out about the most recent research and advancements, and additionally to launch new applications, advances and the viability of different administrative projects towards Climate Change and Global Warming.

Raising the Standards of Animal Welfare: Ensuring Ethical Treatment at the Time of Slaughter
Public Policy Exchange
10:15-16:30, 11 October 2018
Every year, approximately 2.6 million cattle, 10 million pigs, 14.5 million sheep and lambs, 80 million fish and 950 million birds are slaughtered in the UK for human consumption. With such enormous levels of production, there is concern over animal welfare standards particularly at the time of slaughter. Delegates will scrutinise the draft Animal Welfare Bill and consider areas for improvement and evaluate methods of providing ethical slaughter alongside mass production.

PTES Dormouse Mitigation Conference
People's Trust for Endangered Species.
16 November 2018
Natural History Museum, London
The Dormouse Mitigation Conference is a must for anyone involved in dormouse surveying, licencing and mitigation. You will get updates on survey techniques, how to plan mitigation strategies and updates to licensing legislation.

Scottish Bat Workers Conference 2018
Bat Conservation Trust
17 November 2018
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth
This is a one day conference open to anyone with an interest in bats. . Attending the conference is a great way to update your bat knowledge, practical skills and to network, through the varied programme of talks and workshops.

Linking behaviour to populations and communities: how can behavioural ecology inform conservation?
Zoological Society of London
22-23 November 2018
London Zoo
This meeting will critically assess the role of the behavioural ecological community in addressing conservation priorities so far and aims to inspire future conservation-oriented research and action with real impact. Now is a highly promising time for progress in this direction because of the emergence of strong analytical tools and conceptual advances in behavioural ecology in recent years, developments which have yet to find their way fully into the conservation arena.

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