Biodiversity value of Welsh coal tips

Insights Wales – Cipolwg Cymru, 26th January 14.30-15.30

Colliery spoil, Brownfields, bees and beetles: Liam Olds  

Liam Olds is an entomologist and founder of the ‘Colliery Biodiversity Spoil Initative’, an imitative that aims to raise awareness of the ecological importance of colliery spoil tips in the South Wales valleys. Liam has been actively surveying colliery spoil habitats for invertebrates and campaigning for their protection since beginning his conservation imitative in 2015. Liam also works as a conservation officer at Buglife – the invertebrate conservation trust.  

For this session of Insights Wales – Cipolwg Cymru, we’ll find out more about Liam’s perspective on the situation concerning coal tips in Wales (following our recent In: Conversation webcast on Coal Tips Safety). We look forward to finding out what’s new with Liam and the Colliery Biodiversity Spoil Initiative, his involvement as an organiser with The Oil Beetle Recording Scheme and his ongoing obsession with Brownfields and bees.  

Why not listen to our previous podcast chat with Liam, recorded in December 2020 – and make sure you sign up by clicking on the ‘Register for this event button to join us on 26th Jan for some great discussion, insights and Q&A chat.



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