Devon Special Species Launch Event

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On Tuesday 30th January 2018, the Devon LNP hosted a celebration of the launch of the Devon Special Species list at County Hall, Exeter. There were lots of fascinating talks about some of Devon’s rare species and local conservation projects such as ‘Back from the Brink’ from species experts.


  1. Narrow bordered bee hawk mothDevon’s Special Species –   Sarah Jennings, County Ecologist, DCC and Devon LNP manager
  2. Under the Sea –   Keith Hiscock, Associate Fellow, Marine Biological Association
  3. Tales of Spineless Species –   John Walters, Entomologist
  4. Flies – How to lean to love them… –   Rob Wolton, Devon Dipterist Society
  5. Moths –    Barry Henwood, Devon Moth Group
  6. Butterflies –   Jenny Plackett, Butterfly Conservation
  7. Plants –   Hannah Gibbons, Plantlife and Devon Wildlife Trust
  8. Back from the Brink –   Craig Dunton, Bat Conservation Trust
  9. Birds –   Kevin Cox, Devon Birds and Chair of the RSPB

Watch video recordings of the presentations above from the event.

See the agenda for a full list of speakers from the event, including John Walters, who spoke about rare invertebrates, Jenny Plackett from Butterfly Conservation, species experts; Keith Hiscock, Rob Wolton, Barry Henwood and many more!

The Devon Special Species list consists of 96 species for which Devon has a particular responsibility to ensure their continued survival in the British Isles.