Attend A Vision for Nature

Go to the UK’s first ever youth conservation conference. 

Man looking through binoculars.

On 5 and 6 September 200 young people will gather in Cambridge to attend A Vision for Nature, which is an event being run by the youth conservation organisation A Focus on Nature.

Lucy McRobert, Creative Director of A Focus on Nature, said “Our generation is being handed down a natural world under severe pressure from threats like climate change, intensive agriculture and invasive species. We’re a group of 20-year-olds, at the start of our conservation careers, who won’t let things carry on as they are.”

A Vision for Nature wants to ask the question: What do today’s young people want the natural world in 2050 to look like, and how do we get there? After the conference, a report will be written by a small committee of members and speakers from the event, which will outline the conservation hopes of attendees. 


Speciality The Network for Young Nature Conservationists in the UK

What they say Our club recognises need to encourage young people aged 16 to 30 to get involved in, enthused and passionate about the natural world. 

What we say A Focus on Nature supports the careers of its members by helping them form networks, meet like-minded peers, develop skills and participate in projects, events and workshops. 

Want to join the network? Find out more at or email


What A Vision for Nature 

When Saturday 5 September and Sunday 6 September 

Where The Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Speakers at the conference are:

  • Tony Juniper, Independent Environmentalist
  • Martin Harper, Director of Conservation, RSPB
  • Debbie Pain, Director of Conservation, WWT
  • Stephen Moss, TV Producer & Author
  • Nick Askew, Conservation Careers

Attendees will have the opportunity to join in debates and attend informative workshops, such as Introduction to Moth Trapping, Education and the Environment and Film-making. Read a full conference programme. 

A Vision for Nature hopes to encourage networking amongst its delegates (young people aged 16-30) as they congregate to discuss conservation in the UK.  

Tickets cost £20 for 1 day and £30 for 2 days. 

Find out more about A Focus on Nature and a Vision for Nature. 

Are you a member of a natural history club? If you want your club or event to be featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine, email using the subject line ‘natural history club’. We’d love to hear from you. 


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