Our webinars

We have recently changed the set up for our webinars, they are free to all those who are  from member organisations of the EAI section and the link can be obtained from anita.prosser@europarc-ai.org or if you are a non-member you can book  via eventbrite and the cost will be £50 per webinar. If you would like to become a member you can further information here and also contact anita.prosser@europarc-ai.org

Latest Webinars

Low Carbon Lake District  -carbon budget and accounting methodology and practical application-  Friday 29th April 2022 12.00

Since 2008, the Lake District National Park Partnership has pioneered the National Park’s climate action, through the Low Carbon Lake District project. Hear about how the Partnership developed its carbon budget baseline and reduction pathways for Net Zero. As well as how this has inspired and contributed to developing a carbon budget for Cumbria, carbon emission pathway reduction targets for the National Park and how it has supported carbon budgeting for other UK National Parks.
Tim Duckmanton Team Leader in Strategy and Environment will present the experience of the Lake District

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Airborne LiDAR use in peatland restoration – Thursday 9th June 2022 – 12.00

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is the second largest of the 46 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, containing approximately 900 km2 of peatland which has historically been drained and degraded. Restoration planning typically involves surveying large areas of peatland on foot, but this approach is not always practical or time efficient given the scale of the problem. An alternative method to map peatland features is to use airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data.

The Presenter will be Dr Miles P Wilson, GIS & Remote Sensing Officer, North Pennines AONB Partnership

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Taking a look at Volunteering in proteceted areas – Tuesday 8th March 2022

This webinar  looked at different ways in engaging volunteers in the management of proteceted areas in Estonia and the UK.
The speakers were be:

  • Kadri Aller from Estonian Fund for Nature
  • Daniel GreenwoodVolunteer Development Officer for the South Downs National Park
  • Jim Hardcastle is the manager of the Mendip Hills AONB Unit

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Inventive Communications – For the love of peat: Inspiring people to care for blanket bogs  28th February 2022

This webinar  explored ways of creating  innovative communications to engage the wider public to connect to the natural environment. Colleagues from Moors for the Future Partnership discussed the innovative communications they have undertaken to connect audiences to remote and vast moorland environments. As part of the MoorLIFE2020 project, the Partnership has helped thousands of people to build a connection to the moorlands on their doorsteps. Find out how.

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Corporate Partnerships 11th January 2022

The overall concept of the webinar is to look at private-public partnerships for improved biodiversity management. We will focus on collaboration with nature protected areas as illustrated by UK National Parks Partnership and Vattenfall in Finland

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Re -Introducing Beavers a UK and European experience – 13 December 2021

This webinar looks at experience from three Beaver  re-introduction projects particularly around project development, community engagement, progress and benefits to the wider landscape and downstream of the reintroductions.

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Assessing social impacts of European Protected Areas – 2nd December 2021

During this webinar we will discuss the role of social impact assessments for biodiversity conservation in European Protected Areas. We will initially identify the main categories of impacts. We will also present recent findings from the project FIDELIO capturing social impacts in a number of European Protected Areas in the past three years

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A Cooperative Perspective on Restoration of Irish Peatlands –Thursday 4th November 2021

Green Restoration Ireland was established as a cooperative in 2019 to find fair and innovative solutions to rewetting peatlands for the ‘forgotten’ farmers and landowners who are in possession of 92% of Ireland’s peatlands. It has an ongoing project to rewet damaged bogs in county Mayo and after being awarded an EIP is implementing its Farm:Carbon project to address emissions from agriculturally-managed peatlands in the Midlands.
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For The Members Event 2021 recordings –  Listen here

Joint webinars with EUROPARC Nordic-Baltic and EUROPARC Atlantic Isles Sections. Impacts of COVID-19 on the desire of more of the public to access nature and the outdoors.

Part 1 Thursday 6th May 2021

Looking at solutions of overcrowding in certain areas, particularly managing car parking and use of facilities in hot spots and the need for safe distancing.

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Part 2 Wednesday 26th May 2021

How to help people once in protected areas, especially those new to protected areas to respect the protected area and its values

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Managing Waste in protected Areas – Friday 14th July 2021

Managing waste of all types in protected areas and how to manage signage and information to encourage appropriate behaviour especially to those new to the outdoors.

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Demonstrating UAV Use – Pennine PeatLIFE – Monday 24 May 2021

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Private sector funding for peatland restoration – Thursday 21st January

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This webinar supported by the Pennine Peatlife project

Update on Implementation of Glover Review – Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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Making Space for Nature -10 years on  – Tuesday 10th November 2020

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UK Peat update and Overiew of the Peatland Code 6th October 2020

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Heritage of Peatlands 17th September 2020

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Seascape Sensitivity and Visual Buffers: Latest Approaches and Guidance Part 1: Visual buffers wednesday 1st July  2020

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Part 2 – Seascape character sensitivity Tuesday 7 July 2020

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Links to documents mentioned in the webinar can be found here

Building Blocks Part 1 on Wednesday 10th June 2020

Part 1 – Find out about Moors for the Future Partnership’s ground-breaking project Building Blocks- Next Steps in Gully Blocking.

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Part 2 on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Part 2 – Join the Partnership team for a closer look at the technical details of the Building Blocks project.

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Pennine PeatLIFE Restoration Work Review – Wednesday 27th May 2020

Links to other videos mentioned in the webinar

Upland peat bunding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLlXFPMo_ow

Heather brash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4T0Q2P_t4w

Hagg re-profiling – YPP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bcIyRs9-rg

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Stage Zero river restoration approach, design and applications taken from Oregon into a UK river context of Honlicote Estate – Tuesday 12th May 2020

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The Roles of Different Sphagnum Species in Bogs – Tuesday 28th April 2020

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Working with Landscape character and qualities of designated landscapes – a Development Management Perspective – Thursday 19th March 2020

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Followed by Q & A session

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Molinia Management – Thursday 27th February 2020

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Nature and Public Health: the role of health in improving the health of a population – Thursday 5th December 2019

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Sustainable Fisheries in Marine Protected Areas… how to make it possible? Wednesday 20th November 2019

Film links within webinar:

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Waterfalls, peat pipes & gullies: hydrological restoration of challenging blanket bog sites a Pennine PeatLIFE perspective – Tuesday 10 September 2019

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Coastal PioneersThursday 23 May 2019

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Demonstrating UAV Use: Pennine PeatLIFE – A Progress Report – Monday 13th May 2019

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A peatland-tailored User Guide on methods to value benefits from restoration.  Friday 8th February 2019 .

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Peatland Code in Practice

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Bare Peat Restoration

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The Green Halo Partnership Wednesday 8th August 2018

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 Geospatial Analysis of Blanket Bog habitats utilising Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology – Tuesday 5th June 2018

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Adding fuel to the fire: the pivotal role of Fire Operations Groups (FOGs) in wildfire fighting Friday 4th May 2018

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Rising from the ashes – wildfire conservation, research and prevention in the UK and beyond Thursday 26th April2018

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Paul Leadbitter provided a detailed outline of the Pennine PeatLIFE project on  Thursday 8th March 2018

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From ecological meltdown to community-led marine protection; the Community of Arran case study Monday 29th of January 2018

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Reducing the visual impacts of major Infrastructure in the protected landscapes of England and Wales – Monday 6th February 2017

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