The Role of Conservation in National Parks

Published: 28 May 2001

In recognition that Loch Lomond and the Trossachs may soon become a National Park, the University of Glasgow is taking the opportunity to highlight the role of science and research in park management.

A one-day symposium on The Role of Conservation in National Parks will take place on Wednesday 27 June 2001 in the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre. The symposium will bring together leading international scientists, working in the broad field of environmental science, key policy decision-makers, as well as senior managers of areas with high conservation value, and aims to explore:

  • The need for good science to drive environmental policy and management
  • The necessity for a greater understanding between scientists and managers in conservation areas of their respective roles, and a requirement for each to become more involved in the role of the other
  • Case studies highlighting the successful synergy between science and managers

The provisional programme can be found on the website at

The cost of the symposium is £20 (this includes morning and afternoon coffee and lunch). Please make cheques payable to "The University of Glasgow". The closing date for registration is Friday 8th June 2001.

For a registration form contact: Merle O'Byrne, ext 4812,

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First published: 28 May 2001

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