Every year we will gather together international experts, community volunteers, conservation practitioners and academics to discuss the latest knowledge and expertise on red squirrel conservation. If you’re interested in our work, you should join us!
The first Knowledge Fair will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 7 March – 8 March 2017.
Day one of the RSU Knowledge Fair will be an indoor session running from approximately 10am – 5pm on Tuesday 7th March. It will be held at the Cultra Manor within the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. We will hear from national and international red squirrel projects and share learning with workshops on community engagement and grey squirrel control. There will be a conference dinner at the Culloden hotel, opposite the museum at approximately 7.30pm. Overnight accommodation will be at the Culloden hotel.
Day two will be a field outing to the Mourne Mountains, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and one of the sites of red squirrel conservation managed by Ulster Wildlife. We will aim to be back in Belfast by 3pm on Wednesday 8th March.
Confirmed RSU Knowledge Fair speakers include:
Dr Cathleen Thomas, Red Squirrels United
Dr Mel Tonkin, Project Manager for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels
Valentina La Morgia, Project Coordinator for USaveReds in Italy
Andrew Kendall, European Squirrel Initiative
This event is funded by the EU LIFE14 programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund, so we are able to heavily subsidise your place. We would ask for a minimum contribution of £20 towards your attendance at the event. If you are able to contribute more than this, please enter the amount you would like to contribute into the ‘price’ box below. Receipts can be issued on request.
If you find you need to cancel your place we can offer a full refund minus a 10% administration fee if you inform us at least 7 days before the date of the event. Any cancellations made within 7 days of the event can not be refunded, however, we can transfer the ticket to another name.
If you encounter any problems during the booking process, or have any quetsions, please contact us