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Scottish Invasive Species Initiative project conference

When: 6th September 2023

Where: Aviemore, Scotland

Register: Find out more and register online

From the event organiser:

The years have rather flashed by but we are coming towards the end of the first phase of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (2017 – 2023) funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and NatureScot.

To both mark and celebrate that milestone and look ahead to what happens next with our new Nature Restoration Fund award we are holding our 'end of project' conference on Wednesday 06 September in Aviemore.

We’d love to have as many people as possible join us in Aviemore where we will be sharing what we have achieved across a range of our project activities. While the full details of the programme are still being confirmed we are pleased to announce the following speakers:

Opening speakers

  • Lorna Slater - Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Scottish Government (recorded)
  • Francesca Osowska - Chief Executive, NatureScot

Keynote Address

Speakers and Presentations

  • Xavier Lambin, University of Aberdeen - Reducing the acute impacts of American mink on rural livelihoods and biodiversity in Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia: the international reach of efforts piloted in Scotland
  • Tony Martin, Waterlife Recovery Trust - Golf balls, scent lures, smart traps: a recipe for mink eradication in mainland Britain
  • Laura Bambini, Biosecurity for LIFE - Biosecurity for Scotland’s seabird islands
  • Zarah Pattison, University of Stirling - Riverbanks as battlegrounds: how do invasive non-native plants change riparian habitats?

Full programme details are yet to be confirmed but will include presentations from the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative project and from others involved in invasive non-native species management.

Find out more and register online