Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership Summit is returning for a second year, on May 19 at Heartlands, Pool.

The one-day event will bring together key stakeholders and inspirational speakers such as Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife & Countryside Link, to help the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly tackle the ecological emergency declared by the Partnership in 2021.

The event will include a series of action-oriented themed sessions. As well as showcasing existing and new ‘Pledges for Nature’ aimed at contributing towards Cornwall’s nature recovery and environmental growth ambitions, the summit will launch the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Sustainability Awards for 2023.

Lord Robin Teverson, chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, said: “In 2022 we welcomed over 200 people to our inaugural event and secured almost 200 pledges. Every pledge that leads to action means a healthier environment for Cornwall and Scilly. Please come to this summit for whatever inspiration you need to create that change.

“We are in an ecological crisis.  Working together means we can make a real and positive difference to both nature and the quality of our lives.”

Key pledges from 2022 included the Eden Project’s pledge to enhance biodiversity through the creation of 2.5 hectares of tree planting and 7 hectares of wildflower meadows, and RAF St Mawgan committed to protecting the life of threatened species by providing a sanctuary for living things to thrive.

To register for the free summit, click here.