21.5.13 The Importance of Recording Wildlife and Biological Sustainability

Date/time: Tuesday 21 May 6-8pm

At: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Cost/booking: Book on 0161 275 2648 or museum@manchester.ac.uk, free, adults

Talk by Matthew Holker, Greater Manchester Ecology Unit. In order to develop communities’ wildlife identification and recording skills, From Grey to Green is a project that has been created by the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit to encourage and train local people to identify and record wildlife across the county. Community Engagement Officer, Matthew Holker, will conduct a talk on the importance of recording wildlife, with an emphasis on submitting records and the roles of the National Biodiversity Network and Local Record Centres.

Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding biodiversity and sustainability – Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum; Dr. Roland Ennos will present research on the cooling and flood prevention effects of urban trees and other types of green space; Dr. Emma Gardner will discuss opportunities for enhancing biodiversity across the University; and Dr. Jennifer Rowntree will look at pollination and sustainability.

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