Monday, 16 January 2012

Unknown Wales Conference 2012

Following on from the success of last year’s Unknown Wales Conference, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) and the National Museum Wales (NMW) have decided to hold the Unknown Wales Conference again in 2012.

Trevor Theobald - 2011 conference
Over 200 delegates attended the 2011 conference, which was opened by naturalist and television presenter Iolo Williams and covered a wide variety of wildlife topics. It is hoped that the Unknown Wales Conferences will become an annual event – dedicated to celebrating Welsh Wildlife and encouraging people to enjoy nature.

This year’s Unknown Wales Conference will take place on Saturday the 19th May 2012 at the National Museum Wales from 10.00am until 4.00pm and is free to all. The presentations will again cover a host of taxa in Wales from lichens and ancient Welsh trees, to marine fish and brown hares.

Accompanying the conference this year will be a poster competition (Friday 18th May) and various conservation and local recorder stands in the main hall (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May). Natur Cymru will be there at least for the Saturday. 

For further information about the conference and for booking, please contact: Rob Parry, Conservation Manager, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

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