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18:30 - 19:30 24 May 2011

The journey to find and save the world's rarest primates

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre (entrance via Malet Place) | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Sam Turvey, Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
Helen Thirlway, Director, International Primate Protection League (UK)
Helen Chatterjee, Gibbonologist, UCL Genetics, Evolution & the Environment
Jessica Bryant, Conservation ecologist, UCL Genetivs, Evolution & the Environment and Zoological Society of London

Join us for an evening of light-hearted discussion as we investigate what it is like to search for and study an animal on the brink of extinction. How do conservation organisations go about choosing what to save? What is life like trekking through jungles and swamps looking for an animal that only exists in double figures? If you find it, how would you try to protect it? What are the challenges in communicating conservation messages when it comes to endangered species? With an expert panel of field researchers and leading conservationists, join us to celebrate International Day of Biodiversity and the Year of Forests.

A UCL Grant Museum of Zoology event.

Following the talk join us for a free glass of wine in a private view of the new Museum.


Contact

Jack Ashby
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk


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