2020 Annual General Meeting Sunday 18th October

Now that Covid restrictions have been much reduced, Friends of Okura Bush can once again warmly welcome you to their Annual General Meeting. A short meeting reporting back on activities and achievements over the past year will be followed by an address by eminent ecologist, Dr Jacqueline Beggs. She is a most interesting and engaging speaker.

Dr Jacqueline Beggs with kakapo

4.00 pm Sunday 18 October 2020
Okura Hall, Okura River Road, Okura
Guest speaker
Dr Jacqueline Beggs

Dr Beggs is the Director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity at the University of Auckland, and leads the Sustainable Future research theme for the Faculty of Science. While her research has focused on the ecology and control of invasive wasps, she has also played significant roles in the sustainability of kākāpō, kākā, kererū and a range of invertebrates. In 2015 she was awarded the Te Tohu Taiao award for ecological excellence from the NZ Ecological Society.

Dr Beggs will talk about some of the key challenges for conservation she has learnt from her extensive conservation research including her work with the kākāpo, and the impact of artificial light at night on our natural environment.

Be lovely to see you if you can make it. Dr Beggs is really worthwhile hearing. And please feel free to invite any of your work colleagues who may be interested in coming.

Nga mihi mahana

Lezette Reid
Friends of Okura Bush

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