Ending the War on Nature

, 29 January 2020
Ending the War on Nature
Stedham Common © Nigel Symington

TheEnding the War on Nature talks are a partnership between Sussex Wildlife Trust, Shoreham Wordfest, CPRE and the Ropetackle Arts Centre.

Between February and June, there will be a series of five illustrated talks about key environmental issues at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea. Four will be given by independent ecologist and Sussex Wildlife Trust President Dr Tony Whitbread, and one by Henri Brocklebank, Director of Conservation at Sussex Wildlife Trust.

A discussion about what we mean by rewilding and its relevance to nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and to our own health and wellbeing.

Nature, indeed our whole life support system, is consistently undervalued or ignored in traditional economics and political decision making.  This is a fatal flaw in the prevailing valuing system of our time.  Can we perceive an alternative view?

Plants are more than just attractive scenery.  This talk looks at how plants are central to our very existence. 

Learn about a thrilling new blue carbon project taking place off the Sussex coast.  How do we restore our fish populations, reduce the impact of storms off our coastline and draw down thousands of tonnes of Carbon from the atmosphere. 

Join this discussion chaired by Dr Tony Whitbread.  How can we learn to live alongside the natural world, protecting and conserving the environment alongside economic, social and climatic pressures?  

As well as being inspirational speakers, Dr Whitbread and Ms Brocklebank are both passionate advocates for conservation, with an extraordinary, combined wealth of knowledge. 

Each talk starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9pm. Tickets are £10 for one talk, £40 for all five, from www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk