Last week Eversley hosted a visit from some international MSc students from Oxford University. The students are studying Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, and Nature, Society and Environmental Governance.
The visit was organized by CEMEX planning manager, Mark Kelly and the course head Paul Jepson. It provides a great opportunity for the students to see for real how the partnership between environmental agencies – such as the RSPB and Birdlife – and industry work to preserve and protect the natural environment.
Paul Jepson commented, “I’m writing to say a big thank you to all of you for another great learning experience for my students at the Eversley site. The visit creates a brilliant nexus for many of the topics we teach on the course - from licence to operate, to community liaison, to flagship species.
For me the visit is also important for unsettling preconceptions among young environmentalists of the extractives sector. I think we share the belief that effective conservation and environmental management requires constructive partnerships among different sectors and Eversley is a wonderful case study of this principle in practice.