Kevin’s lifelong interest in wildlife has led to a deep involvement in nature conservation and land management in the UK and overseas. A member of the World Land Trust Council, in 2008, he helped Birdlife Bolivia set up a protected area for the critically-endangered Blue-throated Macaw and he remains a Friend of the Barba Azul Reserve. Since 2011, he has served on the council of Devon Birds, most recently as Chair. Kevin lives on Dartmoor where he takes a keen interest in the conservation of the moor, especially for upland and woodland birds. He is currently Chairman of the RSPB Council at a key time in its fight against raptor persecution and its work to improve the lot a farmland birds.
Tonight, he will talk about the birds of Dartmoor, especially those of the open moor and western oak woods and reveal some of the secret spots where they can be found. Following that he will talk about some key RSPB projects, highlighting the species recovery work for birds like Curlew, Turtle Dove and Cirl Bunting and some of the issues that the conservation movement faces.