Reintroductions for saving species – meet the wildlife movers

28 Nov 2017 18:00 - 19:45

Reintroduction is the process by which species are released back into environments from where they may have been previously lost.

Reintroductions have the potential to create profound benefits for nature and people by saving species and restoring the function of ecosystems.  However, as demonstrated by recent discussions surrounding beaver and lynx reintroduction in the UK, they are complex endeavours in terms of multi-stakeholder interests, uncertainties and risk. 

Through a series of presentations from leading global experts this meeting will discuss the future of reintroductions and other forms of conservation translocation.  Speakers will introduce the global scope and vision of the IUCN's Reintroduction Specialist Group, the role of zoos and other captive collections in reintroduction, and outline how those involved can work together to ensure the appropriate use of reintroduction to best achieve success in conservation.


Attending this event

  • This Science and Conservation Event is free to attend and booking is not required.

  • Venue: Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo. See map

  • Underground – Camden Town Station; Nearest bus - no. 274

  • Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start.

  • Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • A drinks reception for ZSL Fellows and their guests is held from 5 – 5:50pm.  More information on ZSL Fellowship can be found here.

Book a 3-course dinner with the speakers

  • All attendees are welcome to attend a 3-course dinner with the speakers after the event. 

  • Dinner places cost £35 per person (including 2 glasses of wine).  Booking will be available on this webpage 1 month prior to the event.


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