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Biodiversity news and events

Find out what biodiversity training courses, conferences and events are coming up and how to get involved.


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The Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Stakeholder Conference and Biodiversity Science Conference are held annually. Find out when they were most recently held and when the next events are below.

    Biodiversity conferences

    Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Stakeholders' Conference

    This event is held annually.  It was most recently held on 22 May 2019 at the Battleby Conference Centre, Perth.

    The Event Web Page will be updated soon.

    Biodiversity Science Conference

    The Biodiversity Science Conference is held every 12-18 months.

    Recent events:

    9 November 2016: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  Theme: 'Connecting People and Environment'.  
    Summaries and presentations from the conference.

    5/6 November 2018: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.  Theme: ‘Biodiversity Conservation Post 2020: New Challenges and New Approaches'
    Summary report and presentations

    Volunteer opportunities

    Discover all you need to know about volunteering outdoors.  The following offer great opportunities for volunteering in Scotland.

    For further information about news and events, contact us at [email protected]