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Is there a plan for an England nature map, a grand vision for the whole of the country? (Simon Bates, Tamar Valley)
Jean Spencer, Anglian Water: That’s a really good question, I think their should be. Interesting to think how we’d do that. maybe organisations like ourselves could work with AONBs, Wildlife Trusts. One way to think about that is to start not at the national scale but at the local scale bringing all the relevant organisations together at a catchment level, to map the biodiversity in that catchment. Maybe we could think about doing this in just one one area initially, demonstrate it works, then role it out.
Rob Stoneman, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: The Wildlife Trusts have but together a living landscapes map for every region in each country, which is on our website. (more…)
Jean Spencer, Head of Regulation at Anglian Water delivered a presentation on Private/Public Partnerships covering – A business view of the private value of public goods and services and the opportunities and challenges of working together; What’s in it for business? What do the shareholders think?
Rob Stoneman, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust delivered a presentation ‘An alternative view of landscape-scale conservation’ covering the Trust’s view of landscape-scale conservation, the transition from sitebased approach to Living Landscapes approach and the value of working as a WT Family.
Michael Sydney, Surrey Hills AONB, reports back from the Resources for Landscape Projects Workshop which discussed – How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystem services on a landscape scale is properly resourced both financially and timewise (staff/members/volunteers).
Richard Clarke also shared the other key points from the workshop –
Quote from Rob Stowman, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust- “Important to have ‘oven-ready products’; i.e. – things rear to go…”
Dave Dixon reports back from the NAAONB Collaborative Working Workshop which discussed – How can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver ecosystem services on a landscape scale is part of the work of the wider AONB Family and Protected Landscape network?
Helen Noble, NAAONB Board Member, reports back from the NAAONB Communications Workshop which discussed the topic – Can AONB partnerships ensure that the work they are doing to deliver eco-system services on a landscape scale is shared and replicated throughout the AONB Family, and communicated in the correct way to the correct audiences?