RSPB Nature Reserves past, present and future

Gwynn Williams

Gwyn has worked for the RSPB for over four decades in a range of conservation roles, trying to ‘green’ agriculture and water policy & practice, organising species recovery work and safeguarding protected areas. He has lead the RSPB’s land acquisition work for nature reserves since 2006.


The talk will set out how the acquisition of land for nature became a core part of the RSPB’s work, and how the current network is managed now it numbers 222 sites covering over half of one percent of the UK’s land area, and supporting over 18,500 species as well as 3m+ visits per year. Then, we’ll explore the future, and how the acquisition and management of nature reserves is being geared to help address the twin climate and nature crises.