Wales Conference 2017 – Detailed Programme

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Saturday 4th November

The Bridges Centre, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS

Morning

9.30 – Registration and coffee

10.00 – Welcome by WOS Chair Mick Green

10.05 – Annual General Meeting of WOS

10.20 – Introduction – Iolo Williams

10.35 – Raptor Monitoring on the Welsh Uplands – Keith Offord

11.15 – Comfort break

11.35 – The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme: citizen science translated into policy and regulation – Lee Walker

12.15 – Buzzards in North Somerset – Robin Prytherch

AFTERNOON

12.50 – Lunch

2.10 – Presentation of WOS Lifetime Achievement and the Derek Moore Student Research Awards
by Iolo Williams, Hon. President

2.20 – RSPB Cymru update – Dan Jenkins-Jones
2.20 – BTO Cymru update – Kelvin Jones

2.35 – Understanding Owls – filling the gaps in our knowledge – Mike Toms

2.55 – Results from the 2016 UK Hen Harrier survey – Simon Wotton

3.30 – TEA

4.10 – Finding breeding raptors – Steve Roberts

5.00 – Raffle and close.

The Conference fee is £25 for WOS members and £30 for non-members and includes coffee, lunch and tea for ticket holders booked in advance. We will have vegetarian and vegan options for lunch if ordered in advance. Non-members who join WOS at the Conference will receive a £5 discount on their first annual subscription.

Funds raised from the raffle will contribute to our 2018 Small Grants scheme, Student Research Award and the new WOS Young Conservationist Bursaries

Next year’s WOS Conference will be in Bangor, Gwynedd, 3 November 2018