Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

Norwich Science Festival

Location: The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

Date: 21st and 22nd October 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Shifting Sands will be representing Back from the Brink with a stall at Norwich Science Festival on 21st October (Zoology day) and 22nd October (Nature day)!

The festival is free entry, 10am-4pm, at The Forum, Norwich.

We will also be giving a series of short talks in The Gallery room.

1pm–1.45pm, 21st Oct - CSI Hares and Rabbits: What’s Happened to Them?
2pm–2.30pm, 21st Oct - Shifting Sands: Stone Curlew and Arable Landscapes
3pm–3.30pm, 22nd Oct - Shifting Sands: Brecks Wildlife and Ecology

1pm–1.45pm, 21st Oct - CSI Hares and Rabbits: What’s Happened to Them?
Since last October, over 750 members of the public have reported dead and dying hares to UEA’s Prof Diana Bell, who leads a team investigating the causes of this unprecedented mortality. Research has already confirmed that a virus responsible for decimating rabbit populations – known as RHDV2 – has jumped to hares, but Prof Bell’s team is also investigating other factors responsible for the decline. Come and hear the latest developments in this research. Prof Diana Bell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

2pm–2.30pm, 21st Oct - Shifting Sands: Stone Curlew and Arable Landscapes
Tim Cowan (RSPB) is an expert on the iconic Brecks bird – the stone curlew. In this talk, Tim will explore the arable nature of the Brecks, the species that rely on it, and the land management techniques that they rely on for survival. Shifting Sands is a partnership of 12 conservation organisations, led by Natural England.

3pm–3.30pm, 22nd Oct - Shifting Sands: Brecks Wildlife and Ecology
An introduction to the unique ecology and habitats of the Brecks, and the incredible biodiversity that they sustain. Learn more about the rare plants and animals living in East Anglia, and how the Shifting Sands project is working to bring them Back from the Brink of extinction. Shifting Sands is a partnership of 12 conservation organisations, led by Natural England.

For more information visit: www.norwichsciencefestival.co.uk