Protected Invertebrate Species in the UK (Conservation Skills Webinar)

During this webinar we will look at the subject of protection for the UK’s invertebrate fauna and our responsibilities towards ensuring their conservation. We will discuss national and regional approaches to invertebrate status and where we are with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) reviews of specific invertebrate groups.

By the end of the webinar learners will have a better understanding of the protection of invertebrates within the UK and what this means for their management and reporting. We will cover the following points during this session:

  • Protected invertebrates in the United Kingdom.
  • Section 41 Invertebrates.
  • IUCN Red listing of invertebrates and how that might apply to my site.
  • I have rare species of invertebrates on my site – what does it mean for me?

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinars are online training events which are comprised of a 60 minute presentation from an sector professional, followed by a 30 minute live question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Each webinar will be accompanied by an online article summarising important links to resources and further information, as well as hosting a recording of the presentation.

Tutor: Peter Boardman

Pete Boardman has been involved in entomology professionally for a couple of decades and is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. He co-runs the UK Cranefly Recording Scheme, the oldest UK fly recording scheme. He currently works for Natural England but previously ran biological recording and entomological projects for the Field Studies Council. He has taught entomology and led workshops for a range of organisations over the last twenty years. He once saw a slug eating a chip.


The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These conservation skills webinars are made available to UK-based professionals and volunteers at a subsidised cost of £10. For professionals that are not based in the UK, the cost of the course is £20.

£20 – For non-UK residents. Select Attendee (Online)

£10 – Subsidised by the FSC BioLinks project for professionals and volunteers based in the UK e.g. biological recorders, volunteers, wildlife gardeners, amateur naturalists and students. Select Attendee Discounted (Online)

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This is an Online Training Webinar

These webinars will be hosted on Zoom , a free video conferencing platform. We will email all attendees details of how to access the online course and the webinars closer to the course start date.

Please email if you have any questions.

This webinar will require approximately 1.5 hours of your time.

How to Apply

Click here to book Invertebrate Conservation skills Webinars through the FSC website

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

11th August 2021 at 2:30pm




Field Studies Council


Online, Short


Biodiversity, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


Zoom, United Kingdom