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Conservation Research Institute


CCI Conservation Seminar: Craig Bennett, The Wildlife Trusts

"The Wildlife Trusts: What’s our strategy for addressing the nature and climate crisis?"

1st November 2023

16:00 to 17:00

Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building

Refreshments will follow in the DAB Common Room

Craig will give a high level overview of the work and scope of The Wildlife Trusts. The Trusts' very local ‘on the ground’ structure and lack of international work means they are not as well known to people in the CCI as they should be, and so Craig will give a basic overview of the Trusts' strategy and approach.
Craig is Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts. He has been described as “one of the country’s top environmental campaigners”, by The Guardian as “the very model of a modern eco-general” and was recently included in The Sunday Times Green Power List of the UK’s top 20 environmentalists. The Wildlife Trusts are one of the largest landowners in the UK with more than 920,000 members and 35,000 volunteers. They are working in the heart of local communities to help nature recover and to ensure that is nature is part of everyone’s lives. Since becoming chief executive in 2020, Craig has spearheaded plans to protect 30% of UK land and sea for nature by 2030.

Craig's full biography, is on the CRI website:

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