This talk explores the history, creation, management and wildlife of RSPB Old Moor and the other sites that make up the Dearne Valley reserves in Yorkshire. In the 1980s, the area was a picture of dereliction. Now, the focus is on Bitterns, breeding waders and helping people to engage with nature.

This is an encouraging case study of how a once heavily polluted area can be regenerated with nature at its heart; of how local people can make a difference when they work together towards a common goal; and of how strong partnerships have built on the foundations laid by those local birders.

Date(s) - 18/08/2019
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Harrier Lecture Theatre