The Ambleside Natural History Society meets in a spirit of friendship and goodwill to share in all aspects of natural history, geology, the countryside, its scenery, its flora and fauna, its use, its buildings, its history, the activities of its inhabitants, etc. Almost nothing is excluded.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings.

The programme for 2017/8 is available at the heading tab.


Next Meeting

12 October 2017  at 7:30 pm

Ambleside Campus, University of Cumbria


‘Endangered or Vulnerable – lessons from snow leopard research in Kazakhstan’

Ian Convery and Volker Deeker (University of Cumbria)

Snow leopards have recently been downlisted from endangered to vulnerable status. Illegal killing has decreased in many area, but declines in prey abundance and climate change continue to pose threats. Using camera trap data combined with environmental modelling a team of University of Cumbria researchers set out to investigate the state of a snow leopard population in Kazakhstan’s Ile Alatau mountains.

View map of Ambleside Campus

The Percival Lecture Theatre may be used and is shown as part of building number 10; it is further up the hill than the Beehive and on the right of the paved area.

The alternative venue is the Beehive, building number 13 on the map.

If you turn in at The Armitt Museum, park in the car parks at the bottom of the hill (free in the evenings) then walk up the hill. The Beehive is the single storey building on your right, the Percival Lecture Theatre is slightly further up the hill to the flat area and is again on your right.

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