Bringing nature back to Devon – Harry Barton, Devon Wildlife Trust

Friday 14th October 2022 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Location/Venue: Manor Pavilion Theatre Manor Road Sidmouth EX10 8RP

We are facing an ecological as well as a climate crisis. Over the last 200 years much of our wildlife has disappeared from Devon and surrounding seas.

The talk will focus on why we need to bring this back, how we can do so and the role each of us can play. Harry Barton is Chief Executive of Devon Wildlife Trust.

Harry Barton has been Chief Executive of Devon Wildlife Trust since 2011.  During that time the organisation has grown considerably, taking on substantial new nature reserves including the Exeter Valley Parks and pioneering the reintroduction of the beaver in England.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is a major partner in Upstream Thinking, one of the most successful and forward looking natural capital based projects in the country.  DWT also hosts the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre and is playing a leading role in developing the Nature Recovery Network for Devon.  DWT is renowned for its expertise in the management and restoration of the internationally rare culm grassland habitat.

Harry has a BSc in Geography from Durham University and an MSc in Environmental Policy from Wye College, University of London.  Harry’s other interest include international development, disability and special needs, music, running, cycling and martial arts.

Cost: £2

This event has been organised in conjunction with the Devonshire Association.