Vitacress Conservation Trust Annual Environmental Lecture

The third Vitacress Conservation Trust Environmental Lecture was held at Southampton University on Thursday May 2009.

This year’s lecture was given by Chris Packham. One of the University of Southampton’s most high-profile alumni, Chris is widely acknowledged as a presenter, author and photographer with an unrivalled passion for the environment. He has recently joined BBC2’s popular live wildlife programme Springwatch

At an exciting and critically important time for environmental issues, Chris both challenged and stimulated thought with his lecture, addressing current attitudes to conservation and what is influencing practice and policy. He considered the problems of complacency, inflexibility and sentimentalism and how a new generation of ideas and initiatives are challenging such views.

Steve Rothwell, a Vitacress Conservation Trust Trustee says: “We were delighted Chris agreed to deliver the third VCT Environmental Lecture. His local roots, global perspective and passion for conservation combined to deliver a most stimulating evening”

Follow this link to footage of the lecture Chris Packham  http://www.soton.ac.uk/emedia/streaming/video.php?id=480 

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