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.
Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings at a charge of £3.
Our next talk will be held in the Percival Lecture Theatre on the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria
14 December 2023
Protected areas and community-based conservation in the Brazilian Amazon
Joseph Hawes (University of Cumbria)
It is often a challenge to deliver both effective biodiversity conservation and improvements to the social well-being of local people. I will explore examples from the western Brazilian Amazon that showcase the roles of sustainable-use reserves and community-based conservation initiatives.
This talk replaces the one originally advertised.
A guide to travel to Ambleside Campus can be found at this link with a campus map in the section on cycling.
The Percival Lecture Theatre is in the Langdale Building, number 5 on the map.
The alternative venue is the Beehive, building number 2 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 Langdale Building is slightly further, up the steps to the flat area and is again on your right.
The committee always welcomes suggestions for future talks; if you have suggestions for talks, comments on what we are doing or if you want to become a member email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our programmes for previous years are available at the heading tab.
Swifts in Ambleside
Following a talk on swifts to ANHS by Peter Moreton in April 2019, Pete Martin set up a small group to monitor swifts and their nest sites in Ambleside each summer.
Click on the links to read Pete’s reports of their observations.