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Wildlife Riches on Humber Industrial Land

Speakers 7 June 17

Humber Environmental Managers Conference

Wildlife Riches on Humber Industrial Land

Wednesday 7 June 2017

The Ropewalk, Barton

Sponsored by Shulmans

CATCH’s Chief Executive, David Talbot, opened the conference and thanked event sponsors Shulmans and Humber Nature Partnership, who work closely with CATCH to provide the region with regular networking opportunities for environmental managers.  This is the first time the Humber Environmental Managers Conference has been held in Humber Business Week and this has been a great success.

Darren Clarke from Humber Nature Partnership, who was chairing the morning event, official launched the Investing in Natural Capital, creating the right environment for economic investment.  The positive benefits of investing in the Humber’s natural capital was outlined by Darren and copies of the document were made available to delegates after the event.  More details can be found at

1. Darren Clarke HNP

Paul Learoyd, CEO Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.  Paul gave an NGO perspective of investing in the Humber’s natural capital.

2. Paul Learoyd LWT

John Wormald, Total LOR talked in more detail about their woodland management plan.  Work to improve nature conservation of Burkinshaw’s Covet began in 2007.

3. John Wormald Total

Paul Kelk, Centrica Energy who gave an overview of their Stallingborough site’s work to enhance the environment on site.  The site has managed its woodland areas and created new habitats.

4. Paul Kelk Centrica

Peter Short, RSPB, spoke about the work undertaken at Cemex, South Ferriby.  The project to enhance the wetland habitat for birds was RSPB lead with Cemex and Humber Nature Partnership.

5. Pete Short RSPB

Members of the audience were asked to comment on what they have been doing to support conservation of the environment on their sites or land under their control.

Tony Edwards, Chair of Humber Nature Partnership, closed the session, summing up the value of industrial land for supporting the conservation of species in the Humber Estuary, thanking all the speakers and HNP team who are behind a number of these projects.

After lunch there was an opportunity to visit Far Ings Wildlife centre.  Next meeting of the Humber Environmental Managers Network will be on Wednesday 4 October at CATCH.

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