ALGE Conference and Annual General Meeting 2019

ALGE Conference 2019: “Getting Ready for Biodiversity Net Gain”

The Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE)’s 2019 Conference and Annual General Meeting, which also celebrated its 25th (Silver) Anniversary since being founded, took take place on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in Greater London.

The conference focused on ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ and how we can work to both secure and then deliver this key opportunity to benefit biodiversity at the local, regional and national scale.

Over 145 delegates from across the United Kingdom attended, not just from local authorities but also many other government and non-government agencies. A wide range of stimulating and thought-provoking presentations from the speakers focused on practical actions using case studies and some excellent examples of best practice. A copy of the conference programme can be downloaded from here.

Presentations of the speakers at the conference, in PDF format, can be downloaded below:

The conference also included the presentation of awards as part of ALGE’s Silver Anniversary celebrations to a wide range of individuals and organisations in recognition of their contributions in furthering nature conservation and the way it is delivered at the local level. The winners and nominations for the Silver Anniversary Awards are summarised below, and additional information can also be found at

For more information on the conference, or how to join ALGE and help contribute to its future development and delivery, please contact Iain Boulton at