13 June 2013
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This talk will be about sustaining and improving the populations of beneficial and attractive wildlife within the built environment. Many charismatic, beneficial insect-eating species, from Swallows, and Swifts to Robins and Sparrows, as well as Bats, now rely on places within our towns and cities to breed in, as our highly-developed 'countryside' becomes ever more barren and hostile to them.
By sustaining biodiversity with simple, low cost and unobtrusive features we may help preserve some of our wildlife and our natural environment, with many positive benefits for human health, happiness and even sanity.
Edward Mayer, founder of Swift Conservation, will give the background to the work of his consultancy, and will also provide many examples of schemes both within the UK and in Europe and Central Asia too.
RIBA/CIAT members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student member - £15 + VAT (£18)