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RSPB Talk - Wader Quest by Rick Simpson + AGM

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Fri 12th April, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

For those who have not heard of Wader Quest this talk introduces the organisation through the beauty and diversity of the waders to be found around the world, some of which are quite surprising. Liberally scattered with stunning photos and information about the birds and some amusing personal anecdotes from Rick and Elis' travels to see waders. It is both entertaining and informative while emphasising the acute crisis that is facing wader conservation and how we can all help to combat it.

Rick and Elis Simpson are a husband and wife team who dedicate their lives to promoting wader conservation. Rick is a lifelong birder, writer and artist and worked for some time as a bird guide in the UK, Spain and Brazil. Elis is a keen photographer whose main interest is birds and wildlife in general.

In Brazil they worked together promoting the cause of conservation of the Atlantic rain forest, particularly among children in the less well-off sections of the community and in schools.

Returning to the UK in 2012 they were looking for a new project. The result was Wader Quest a non-profit, entirely voluntary, charity dedicated to raising awareness about the problems that waders face across the world and to raising funds to support the Community Wader Conservation projects that protect them.

Before the talk we will hold our Annual General Meeting - hence the slightly earlier start.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough