Conference delegates heard presentations describing Lincolnshire’s achievements for wildlife conservation during the last year and how these integrated with business. These included how farmers can adopt wildlife-friendly techniques on their land without affecting their bottom line, the work of Internal Drainage Boards for barn owls and water voles, and how woodland restoration can actually make a profit.
Chair of the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership, Richard Chadd, said of the day: “As this is the International Year of Biodiversity, the aim of the conference is to highlight how partnership working can really make a difference to biodiversity in Lincolnshire.”
Councillor Lewis Strange of Lincolnshire County Council also commented on the event: “An excellent conference and excellent presentations giving a sensible approach to the balance between the ideal, and what is financially possible to deliver for the future biodiversity of Lincolnshire.”
The Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership brings together 45 partners consisting of local authorities, statutory agencies, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations all working towards conserving wildlife and the environment in the historic county of Lincolnshire.
For more information about the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership go to: www.lincsbiodiversity.org.uk
Press release issued by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership.