University of Cambridge students learn from the Broads National Park

Students studying a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge have begun their studies with a field trip to the Broads National Park.

Professor Nigel Leader-Williams the founding director of the Conservation Leadership course and fellow of Churchill College Cambridge said of the participants,

These students have already had a minimum of five years in their chosen field, they are from all over the world, and will be the future leaders in their specialisations.

The students came to Yare House on Thursday 5th October 2017 to hear Chief Executive of the Broads Authority, John Packman, talk about his experiences leading the most bio-diverse National Park in Great Britain.

The diversity of the course reflects the importance of a joined up global mentality towards conservation.

Chief Executive, John Packman, described the importance of conservation in the Broads National Park saying,

The Broads is home to more than a quarter of the country’s rarest species, that’s more than any other National Park in Great Britain. We have a duty to protect this extraordinary habitat.

The students were then given a guided tour of How Hill Nature Reserve on Friday 6th October by the Broads Authority’s Head of Construction, Management and Maintenance, Dan Hoare.

Student Isabella Gambill of the USA and Finland stated:

I am very excited to be here learning about such a fascinating National Park.

Cambridge Masters students in Conservation leadership© Broads Authority

Monday 9 October 2017