As a tribute to the late Dr Bryan Nelson, the Scottish Seabird Centre and RSPB Scotland are to jointly host a memorial lecture within Edinburgh Napier's Craiglockhart campus.
Around the world, the majority of seabird populations are declining – many of them to globally threatened levels. From the puffins and kittiwakes of the British Isles to the albatross and petrels of the southern oceans, species are suffering due to pollution, climate change, commercial fisheries and habitat loss.
Join Professor John Croxall from BirdLife International to hear about the pioneering conservation work that’s been taking place to try and save these precious birds and where this could be taking us in future.
By bringing together expertise from government, NGOs, scientists and local communities there have already been some exciting success stories. For example, great strides have been taken in removing invasive species responsible for predating seabird colonies on UK islands, however there are still many challenges ahead.
The lecture is being hosted by the Scottish Seabird Centre and RSPB Scotland in memory of Dr Bryan Nelson, who passed away in 2015. Bryan was a leading world authority on Northern gannets and a renowned global expert on cormorants, boobies and frigatebirds.
Tickets are available through the link below or by calling 01620 890202.