Geoconservation Annual Gathering 2014

24 November 2014, The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

This event is led by the Geological Society’s Geoconservation Committee, whose aims are to help conserve the diverse geology and rich geological and geomorphological heritage of the UK.

This meeting brings together people from geoconservation initiatives around the United Kingdom to discuss fundraising opportunities and support mechanisms for geoconservation. As the impact of austerity cuts on environmental and geoconservation initiatives sets in, we will consider how best to fund and support geoconservation projects going forward.

The aim of the meeting is to support ongoing dialogue between funders of geoconservation projects, industry representatives who are involved in geoconservation and budding or potential projects, through a day of presentations, discussion and workshops.

Speakers include Drew Bennellick, Head of Landscape and Natural Heritage at the Heritage Lottery Fund and Dr David Slawson, Director at the Open Air Laboratories Network as well as representatives from several funded geoconservation projects around the UK.

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