The taskforce gives advice and guidance on existing and potential species conservation translocations in England.
Role of the group
The England Species Reintroductions Taskforce is an independent technical advisory group. It aims to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to provide evidence-led advice and guidance on existing and potential species conservation translocations in England.
The taskforce’s objective is to realise the full benefits of species conservation translocations for nature recovery and society.
Current members are:
- Dr Andy Clements (Chair)
- Ben McCarthy – National Trust
- Dr Andrew Stringer – Forestry England
- Dr Geoff Hilton – Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
- Dr Jenny MacPherson – Vincent Wildlife Trust
- Dr John Ewen – Zoological Society of London
- Dr Julia Touza – University of York
- Dr Sarah Dalrymple – Liverpool John Moores University
- Jake Fiennes – Holkham Estate
- Martin Lines – Nature Friendly Farming Network
- Mike Shurmer – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- Professor George Holmes – University of Leeds
- Professor Karim Vahed – Buglife
- Professor Mike Fay – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Delphine Pouget – Natural England
Defra will attend meetings as an observer.
Natural England is the Secretariat for the taskforce.
Read the member’s biographies to find out more about the group.
Terms of reference
The taskforce will meet 6 times in 2023.
The first meeting was held on 15 February 2023, and the second meeting was held on 24 April 2023.