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Biodiversity South West Forum

The wider forum is made up of all our partners, both locally and regionally. Each year an event is held to bring the forum together to discuss the work of the partnership or a key biodiversity 'theme'.

Further events will be planned for the partnership and details will be posted on these pages.

10.00Tea and Coffee
10.30Welcome and introductionSimon Brenman, Chair of BioSW
10.45National Context
The New Framework for delivering priority habitats and species in England.
Questions / comments
Ben McCarthy
11.10Local perspective
Opportunities and challenges:
Devon & Avon
Questions / comments
Craig Dixon
Matt Hamilton
11.40Regional biodiversity planning
The Regional Plan - making it work for the SW
Questions / comments
Naomi BrookesRegional Plan Presentation (pps)
12.00 Workshop session: Improving delivery
What needs to change?
Basil GreenwoodOutputs From First Workshop Session (xls)
12.45Feedback from workshop
Questions / comments
Basil Greenwood
13.00LUNCH & Networking
14.15Establishing an evidence base
Where are we starting from?
Questions / comments
Naomi Brookes
Sally Parker (LUC)
Phase 1 Introduction (pps)
14.45Workshop session: Not everything can be prioritised!
What criteria should we use to ensure our regional plan identifies and reflects strategic priorities
Mark Robins Criteria Final Outputs (xls)
BSW RDP Criteria Workshop (pdf)
15.30Feedback from workshop
Questions / comments
Mark Robins
15.45Next steps and sum up Mark Robins