Wildlife Conservation: Life on the EDGE
11 Jan 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Life on the EDGE: putting forgotten species on the map - a ZSL Science and Conservation Event.
EDGE species are some of the world’s most unusual animals. They are urgent conservation priorities and, alarmingly, the majority are overlooked by existing conservation initiatives. Examples include the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon and mouth-brooding Darwin’s frogs, which contribute disproportionately high amounts to genetic, behavioural and ecological diversity.
This meeting will examine how conservation actions are being initiated for top-priority EDGE species, helping to safeguard the variety of life on Earth. It will include presentations from in-country conservationists who are working on the ground to safeguard these remarkable species.
The future and how best to conserve biological diversity by prioritising the world’s most irreplaceable mammals, amphibians and coral reefs in conservation action are also addressed.
Talks and Speakers
Saman Gamage - Conserving the Red slender loris in Sri Lanka;
Werner Conradie - A ghost frog carol: the past, present and future;
A final talk, Looking to the future, will introduce EDGE Coral Reefs -— the latest EDGE project which will be launched early-2011.
Chair: Jonathan Baillie, Conservation Programmes Director, ZSL.
Organised by Catherine Head, Conservation Programmes, ZSL.
This event in the 'Wildlife Conservation' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.30pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this event has already taken place
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