Scientific Meeting - Shark Biology and Conservation
11 Mar 2008 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Many shark species are now listed as under threat of extinction - these remarkable creatures are highly vulnerable to over-fishing and as by-catch species.
Sharks are the iconic top predators of the oceans and the biology of this ancient group of animals is remarkable. Unfortunately their conservative life histories make them highly vulnerable to over fishing and as by-catch species.
As a result, species previously regarded as abundant and widespread are disappearing and many are now listed as under threat of extinction.
Come and spend an evening learning about these amazing creatures and realise the only thing to fear about sharks is that they may not be there for future generations.
Organised by Dr Alex Rogers, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
Dr David Sims - Marine Biological Association Laboratory,
Dr Mauvis Gore - University of London Marine Biological Station Millport & Marine Conservation International; and
Sarah Fowler - Co-chair IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group
Call for posters – all attendees are welcome to contribute posters on the theme of shark biology and conservation. Please contact Joy Hayward to display a relevant poster.
The talks are free and open to the public (no advance booking or registration required). Talks will begin at 6.00pm; doors open at 5.30pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting and places must be booked in advance. Please see dinner booking form for further information.
Please note that this event was part of the 2007-08 Scientific Meetings programme
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail: email@example.com.