april, 2021

27apr7:30 pmVrtual Seminar: Lough Erne Landscapes Through A LensLough Erne Through a Lens

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Join us for our fourth seminar in the Reading the Landscapes of Lough Erne series “The Landscapes of Lough Erne through a lens” on Tuesday 27 April at 7:30pm. Guest speaker Richard Watson will take us on a journey of the wonderful and unique landscapes of Lough Erne as viewed from the camera. Richard will bring to life the landscape of the photographs, sharing with us the interesting heritage of each of the sites, and the stories that lie beyond the lens.

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Richard Watson

Richard Watson is a volunteer with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in his current role as the Independent Chair of the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership.

In 1985, Richard became the first Manager of Marble Arch Caves and he remained in that post until his retirement in 2018. In 1998, Richard was responsible for setting up the adjacent Cuilcagh Mountain Park and, in 2001, he successfully amalgamated both facilities as the first Geopark in the UK. Following that, in 2008, Richard was instrumental in expanding the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark from Fermanagh into Cavan making it the first cross-border geopark in the world.

For almost 20 years, Richard has carried out a voluntary role for UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) as one of their accredited Senior Geoparks Assessors. This means that he is qualified to carry out formal inspections of existing and applicant geoparks and to make recommendations on the future status of those geoparks. So far, he has visited more than 50 geoparks in different countries around the world.

Richard is also a voluntary member of the Committee of the Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geoenterprise, which is working hard to establish a UNESCO Global Geopark in that part of Connemara.

For further information contact Heather Gott by emailing heather.gott@rspb.org.uk

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm

Location

Online Webinar

Organizer

Lough Erne Landscape Partnership

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