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20th International Conference 2004

"Protecting Our Natural Heritage
What will be our legacy?"


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Welcoming Address
Mr. Matt Murphy, Sherkin Island Marine Station

Sherkin Island Marine Station Environmental Award 2003
Presented to Mr. Jim Wilson

Opening Address
Mr. Michael Ahern, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment

"Urban Parks and the People in the New York Metropolitan Area"
Mr. Robert McIntosh, Associate Regional Director, National Park Service, MA, USA.

"Communities in Atlantic Canada Leading the Way in Protecting their Natural Heritage: The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP)"
Mr. Larry Hildebrand, Sustainable Communities & Ecosystems Division, Environment Canada, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"The Role of An Bord Pleanála in Protecting our Natural Heritage"
Mr. Des Johnson, Deputy Planning Officer, An Bord Pleanála, Dublin, Ireland.

"Lessons to be Learned from Archaeological Investigation of Our Heritage"
Ms. Margaret Gowen, Margaret Gowen & Co Ltd., Archaeologial Consultants & Project Managers, Dublin, Ireland.

"Passing on a Legacy to Future Generations in the United States"
Mr. Mark Anderson, Director of Conservation Science/Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, MA, USA.

"What Future for World Freshwaters and Wetlands: Our most Vulnerable Resources? "
Prof. Brian Moss, Holbrook Gaskell Professor of Botany, University of Liverpool, UK.

"Protecting our Bird Habitats in Rural and Urban Areas"
Mr. Oscar Merne, Retired Bird Research Officer, formerly with National Parks & Wildlife, Dublin, Ireland.

"The Convention on Biological Diversity and Ireland's National Biodiversity Plan"
Dr. Philip Buckley, National Parks & Wildlife, Dublin, Ireland.

"Protecting the Natural Heritage of Rural Villages and Towns"
Mr. Tom Oliver, Head of Rural Policy, The Campaign to Protect Rural England, London, UK.

"Will we give Future Generations in Ireland Legacy of Clean Lakes and Rivers?"
Mr. Brian Sheerin, Director of Protection and Conservation, Central Fisheries Board, Dublin, Ireland.

"A Farming Perspective on Our Natural Heritage"
Mr. Tom Dunne, Chairman, National Industrial & Environmental Committee, Irish Farmers' Association, Dublin, Ireland.

"Planning in the Uplands"
Mr. Pat Ewen, Professional Planner, Dublin, Ireland.

Speakers' CVs & Abstracts

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