Community Conservation Symposium, 14-15 June 2018

The Community Conservation Symposium, was presented by the West Coast Penguin Trust at Shantytown near Greymouth on Thursday 14th June with field trips to local community conservation projects on Friday 15th June.

A report following event including participant feedback is available here.

Our objective was to support those community groups and individuals involved in conservation on the West Coast, and those hoping to become involved, to work more effectively and efficiently through learning from experts in their fields, from professionals, scientists and practitioners, and through networking – with experts and with each other.

A packed day of presentations at Shantytown included a broad range of topics from predator control to fundraising and forest ecology to trust governance.  Networking opportunities were extended through a dinner social immediately afterwards, generously sponsored by DOC here on the Coast. 

Optional field trips were available the following day and included Cobden restoration, a trapping workshop, the kiwi crèche at Moonlight, and a variety of projects up the Coast Road.

Symposium audience June 2018

Symposium audience June 2018

The full programme is available here: Community Conservation Symposium 14-15 June 2018 Programme

And booking is here:

Location map for Shantytown – conference venue: Google maps link

Field trip informationSymposium field trip information and maps

Location map for Cobden Field tripBing map

Location map for meeting point for Moonlight and Coast Road Field tripsBing map 


Introduction to three of our superb speakers is here: 

Read more about the fantastic field trips here: 

Introduction to five more wonderful speakers in this newsletter:

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