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OF MAMMALS & MEN “Challenges Facing Mammals Today”

Was held at Wherstead Park, Sat Feb 24th 2018
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 09:30  Arrival and registration
(Tea and coffee available from café)

 10:00  Welcome and introduction to the day
Martin Sanford, chair of Suffolk Naturalists’ Society
Dr Simone Bullion Chair of morning session

 10:15  Wild Deer and their Threat to the Natural Environment
David Hooton, The Deer Initiative

 10.45  Suffolk Bat Group - the first 35 years
Alan Miller, Suffolk County Recorder - Bats

 10:55  Drones, a new tool for bat monitoring?
Dr Tom August, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

 11.30  Little Ouse Headwaters Project, Mammal Studies
Rowena Langston, LOHP

 11:40  Tea and coffee (available from café)

 12.05   The hedgehogs of Ipswich - prickly liaisons and enthusing champions
Ali North, Suffolk Wildlife Trust

 12.15   Post Brexit legislative implications for Mammals
Paul Cantwell / Matt Heydon, Natural England

 12:50   Using footprint tunnels to survey hazel dormice
Dr Simone Bullion, Suffolk County Recorder - Mammals

 13.00  Lunch – a range of options is available from the café, including Gluten free, or bring your own

 13.45  Introduction to afternoon sessions
Martin Hancock, Chair of afternoon sessions

 13.50   On the Trail of Pine Martens and Polecats
Lizzie Croose, Vincent Wildlife Trust

 14.25  Mammals and Wildlife Crime
PC Lee Andrew-Pearce, Suffolk Constabulary

 14:35  A brief history of Humans and Badgers – and Bovine TB
Patrick Barkham, Natural History writer for The Guardian

 15.10   Otters on the Suffolk Coast – Living on the Edge
Richard Woolnough, Suffolk Otter Group

 15:20  Tea and coffee (available from café)

 15:45  Questions and Discussion with The Panel
Chaired by Martin Hancock, Chair of Suffolk mammal Group

 17:00  Close of conference

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