Thursday 16th January 2014, 7pm






For 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

Simon Milne is the public face of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and is actively involved in both a representative and campaigning capacity. In his nine years at the helm of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Simon’s determination and vision, combined with great humanity and humour, have allowed him to attract and retain some wonderful staff and to build the financial and operational strength of the organisation. In 2013 Simon has been awarded the prestigious title of the Third Sector Director of the Year.

In his talk Simon will outline the work that SWT does to protect Scottish wildlife. He will also present a range of conservation-related issues, including some of the most controversial, and the steps that the Trust is undertaking to mitigate them.

After the talk all ZooSoc members are warmly welcome to join Simon in the Zoology Museum for some wine and cheese, and the opportunity to ask some more questions.