Growing Conservation Partnerships across the North West

12, Jun 12

Milner Ecology Ltd was invited to be one of the founding members of the 'Growing Conservation Partnerships across the North West' initiative. The event was organised by the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University to grow and optimise partnerships with biodiversity, conservation and monitoring specialists in the North West.

The purpose of the conference was to encourage and strengthen the universities external links across the region with a broad range of organisations interested in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision. Involving practitioners from both the public and private sectors, a dialogue was established around topics of mutual benefit, which included; student projects/placement opportunities, collaborative working across organisations and with the university, identifying areas of mutual research interest and improving graduate skills to better match commercial requirements.