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We are delighted to have our patron, Professor Bruce Clarkson ONZM, as guest speaker for this year’s public meeting.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of New Zealand’s foremost authorities on ecological restoration. Bruce has made significant contributions to conservation through his ongoing research, education, protection, and restoration of native plants and ecosystems. Since 2016 he has led ‘People, Cities and Nature’, a research programme focusing on restoring damaged or depleted indigenous ecosystems in urban environments.

Tonight he’ll share the history of and prognosis for reversing biodiversity in Aotearoa NZ, from his perspective of a 40-year involvement in ecology and its interface with central and local government policy development and implementation. The continuing growth of iwi-and community-led conservation, and a shift to regional-scale restoration give cause for optimism. But reversal of biodiversity decline over still greater areas is required, alongside a commitment to management that enhances indigenous biodiversity.

After Bruce’s talk, we’ll serve tea, coffee and some delish home baking – you’re warmly invited to join us.

The event is free and all are welcome.

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