03 February 2022

10:00 - 12:30

£ Training course

There is significant pressure on organisations to manage environmental impacts directly and through the wider life cycle that that can interact with biodiversity and wider ecosystems. This is particularly relevant for food and drink sector organisations who have a significant dependence and reliance on the natural environment.

This course will provide practical examples of the ways food and drink businesses and their supply chains typically interact with the natural environment. It will provide delegates with an understanding of the main regulatory framework, key laws and compliance obligations for conservation including the protection and enhancement of land, plants, animals and their habitats.  

The course will be useful for delegates new to environmental law wishing to gain an initial understanding but will also be useful as a refresher and for other personnel wishing to understand the conservation regulatory framework.


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Learning outcomes:


  • Defining biodiversity and ecosystems and their importance to business
  • Recognising direct and life cycle impacts to conservation from operations
  • Understanding the scope and compliance requirements of the main conservation laws related to food and drink sector sites
  • Identifying key conservation linkages and best practice management


Course agenda:


Course introduction

Conservation in the UK:

  • A quick introduction
  • Defining biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Ecosystems in a business context

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981:  

  • Protection of defined animals, birds and plants
  • Invasive species, identification and management
  • Designated sites: types, characteristics and controls

 The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017:

  • Special Protection areas (SPA) and Special Areas of Conservation (Post Brexit)
  • Protection of defined animals, plants and habitats


The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2015:

  • Practical examples of environmental damage to a protected species, natural habitat or site of special scientific interest

 Facilitated workshop:

  • Recognising common protected plants/animals, identifying designated sites
  • Practical steps to managing compliance and best practice

 Q&A and next steps.

Pricing (includes VAT)

Options Non-members Members Saving
Standard ticket
(tickets available until 03/02/2022)
£150.00 £150.00 -

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