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Birdfair 2016

Date and Time: 
19 Aug - 21 Aug 2016
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Midlands


Join WLT at the Wildlife Event of the Year in the scenic Rutland Water Nature Reserve this summer!

Hailed as the Glastonbury for Birdwatchers, Birdfair is a haven of opportunities to meet heroes of conservation, win fantastic prizes and have a fun-filled family weekend.

With support from Páramo Directional Clothing, WLT has sponsored the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre and is hosting five talks over the weekend focussing on the stories told by our Keepers of the Wild.

Come to our stand in Marquee 2 to meet one of our Keepers of the Wild, Manuk Manukyan, from Armenia. WLT will also be serving free coffee, courtesy of Puro Fairtrade Coffee, at the stand and will be running a competition in league with Swarovski Optik, details to follow.

WLT Patron Chris Packham will be on WLT's stand at 4.30pm on the Friday for a book signing.


A conservation case study in the Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil

Speaker: Nicholas Locke, President of Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)

Time: Friday 19 August 11:00 am - 11:20 am

Nicholas is the President of REGUA and has supported the creation of the REGUA project since 1996. His total commitment and energy has led to the successful conservation project we see today. In this talk he will discuss how REGUA’s conservation model aims to conserve the Atlantic Forest through protection, education, research, restoration and tourism.

The Olympic Forest Reserve: preserving threatened habitat in Brazil

Speaker: Nicholas Locke, President of REGUA

Time: Saturday 20 August 11:00 am - 11:20 am

Hear from REGUA’s president the importance of the current Olympic Forest Appeal in Brazil. The appeal is a project between REGUA and WLT to protect a vital parcel of Atlantic Forest and its spectacular wildlife, in the year of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Saving the threatened Yellow-shouldered Parrot in Margarita Island, Venezuela

Speaker: Bibiana Sucre, Executive Director of Asociación Civil Provita (Provita)

Time: Saturday 20 August 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Bibiana has come all the way from Venezuela to give a presentation on the plight of Venezuela’s Yellow-shouldered Parrot and the work of Asociación Civil Provita to ensure its survival on Margarita Island.

The Caucasus Wildlife Refuge: Conservation and ecotourism in Armenia

Speaker: Eva Martirosyan, Deputy Director of Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC)

Time: Sunday 21 August 11:00 am - 11:20 am

Eva will be discussing Armenia’s remarkable wildlife and the conservation measures being taken by FPWC to protect it. She will also describe the impact of ecotourism in the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge.

Keepers of the Wild: our eyes and hands in the field

Speaker: Dan Bradbury, Head of Development at World Land Trust (WLT)

Time: Sunday 21 August 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Reserve rangers play a key role in projects that WLT supports. This talk will highlight the issues faced by our partners’ rangers while managing and protecting threatened habitat.

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