Dr Mark Avery, former Conservation Director of the RSPB and leading environmental campaigner has been at the forefront of a campaign to ban driven grouse shooting on the grounds partly of alleged illegal killing of raptors, partly for a range of other environmental issues, including the way land is managed for grouse shooting (thus striking at the heart of the way British uplands are used and managed).
This has caused considerable controversy, which is likely to continue. Mark’s visit is a chance to hear the conservationist side of the debate.
Mark will give a lecture at 2pm, followed by tea/coffee, then continue with a less formal discussion of science and advocacy from around 3.30pm in the Forbes (Room 409), Irvine Building. All are welcome.