NRC - Simple Steps to Encourage Wildlife on the Golf Course
Simple Steps to Encourage Wildlife on the Golf Course
Golf courses can play an important part in the conservation of rare and protected species. With fantastic green spaces, that offer significant opportunities, to provide desperately needed sanctuaries for wildlife. This session will help you to consider some simple low cost, low resource ideas that you could do on your golf course to make a difference.
Presented by Dr Marie Athorn, Business Conservation Advisor (R&A), RSPB
Marie has a PhD from the University of Nottingham on the biodiversity benefits of constructed wetland habitats and has previously worked in ecological consultancy. Joining the RSPB in January 2020 she has undertaken the new role of Business Conservation Advisor to The R&A as part of the new partnership between the RSPB and The R&A. Conservation and ecology have always been her passion and have shaped her career path. Marie has played golf her whole life and this role has provided her with the opportunity to increase awareness and support for biodiversity conservation on golf courses.