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Rewilding buffalo at Vanatori Neamt Nature Park in the Romanian Carpathian mountains

Rewilding Britain: Planning, Policy and Practice

Tuesday 12th September 2017, Marlowe Building


Rewilding aims to restore natural ecosystems using keystone species in a way that benefits wildlife and people. Can rewilding really be win-win for wildlife and landowners? What are the practical, political and economic risks? How can it be planned and implemented to maximise the benefits? These questions and more will be tackled during a one day conference jointly hosted by the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) and Wildwood Trust.

The programme will comprise presentations and discussions from across the rewilding stakeholder community and will be arranged around three key themes: (1) Species and rewilding; (2) Landscapes and rewilding; and (3) Political and cultural aspects of rewilding.

The full programme of the event can be found here.

Registration has now closed. For further information on the event, please contact

Travel and Parking

For parking you will be emailed a permit to please print and clearly display for access to the marked bays in the following areas (indicated on the campus map): Visitor P&D Car Parks (Central P&D, Sports Centre P&D, Pavilion P&D, Oaks P&D, Beverly Farm P&D), University Road Zone (Keynes Car Park, Monkswell Car Park, Becket Court Car Park, Rothford Car Park), Park Wood Road Pink Zone (Estates Car Park, Kent Business School, Sports Centre Road), Darwin Road Zone (Darwin Road, Darwin Car Park, Tyle Court and Tyler Curve, Rutherford Car Park), All Blue Zone Parking (Giles Lane Blue Zone, Park Wood Blue Zone), Park Wood Blue Zone (Parkwood Courts, Oaks). If no spaces are available, there is also a bus service to the University, and we recommend parking in town and taking a bus up to campus: Canterbury is primarily a pedestrianised city and there are park and ride services available.

By train, Canterbury West is closer to campus, with a taxi rank and bus stops nearby. Alternatively, the University is a 25 minute walk away (via Eliot footpath). Canterbury East is a greater distance however, and so would require a bus or taxi service.


Although the University does not offer accommodation nor provides a dedicated source for recommending hotels and B&Bs, a Google search will yield good results as there are many options in Canterbury for overnight stays. Visit Canterbury also has a section on local accommodation.

Image: Rewilding bison sent from the UK and Ireland in Vanatori Neamt Nature Park in Romania's Carpathian Mountains.

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