Ipswich to welcome leading voice on conservation

Monday 16th October 2017

The inaugural Derek Moore memorial lecture, set to take place in Ipswich on November 15, will be given by Dr Mark Avery, conservation activist and former director of conservation at RSPB.

Derek Moore

The special evening lecture - hosted jointly by Sufolk WT Ipswich Local Group and Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group (SOG), is being held in memory of Derek Moore. As many will know, Derek, was formerly director of Suffolk Wildlife Trust and a long-standing member of SOG.

To remember and celebrate Derek's contribution to nature conservation in Suffolk, leading conservationist Dr Mark Avery has been invited to reflect from his wide experiences on the current state of wildlife conservation across the UK.

SOG secretary Edward Jackson says: ‘Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Ornithologists' Group are delighted to welcome Dr Mark Avery to speak at the inaugural Derek Moore Memorial Lecture on 15 November at Ipswich School. Like Derek, when he was director of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Mark is a passionate advocate for wildlife conservation. He also knows the benefits that connecting with nature bring in terms of our own personal enjoyment and wellbeing. We’re looking forward to an informative - and probably challenging - evening, so please do come along!’ 

Proceeds from the evening will go towards Suffolk Wildlife Trust's campaign to raise £1 million to extend Carlton Marshes nature reserve. Carlton Marshes was created during Derek’s time at Suffolk Wildlife Trust and was one of his proudest achievements.

Booking for the lecture is essential and tickets are £7 per person (over 12's only please). Additional donations towards the Carlton Marshes appeal will be most welcome.


Top: Carlton Marshes by Steve Aylward

Above right: Former Suffolk Wildlife Trust director Derek Moore

Left: Dr Mark Avery