Conservation Talks 2017

Twycross Zoo Conservation Talks 2017

Twycross Zoo Conservation Talk,
7th March 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Dr John Lewis, one of our conservation partners from Wildlife Vets International, to the Zoo, to present an evening talk; Update on the Amur leopard reintroduction programme.

 

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR NEXT TALK IN 2017

Date: 7th March 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm; please arrive promptly for 6.45 for refreshments before the talk at 7pm.

Suitable for: Adults and older teenagers

Location: Twycross Zoo – Windows on the Wild Conference and Meeting Room; which is accessed through the main zoo entrance – Himalaya

Free parking: Yes

Admission: Adults £3 for members, £5 for non-members (find out more about becoming a member) LINK

Booking: Please book in advance, call: 01827 883140, or email: bookings@twycrosszoo.org
(we are currently unable to take online bookings for this event).

Catering offer: Tea / coffee and biscuits are included in entry price.

 

More about the talk…

Dr John Lewis, Wildlife Vets International: Update on the Amur leopard reintroduction programme.

Although progress towards reintroduction of the Amur leopard into the Russian Far East is slow, progress is definitely being made. The EEP is ready to provide breeding leopards.

The proposed site for reintroduction has been selected and broad agreement has been reached on the way in which leopards will be prepared for release.

However, alternative plans for how and where leopards could be bred for release have emerged recently from Russia, and these have caused the EEP to reflect on its original plan and develop a more flexible approach.

Constructive reactions to changing political realities must always be a part of long-term conservation programmes – and the Amur leopard reintroduction programme is no exception!

Q&A with John to end.

We hope you’ll come and join us for what promises to be a fascinating insight into the world of snow leopards and the dedication and hard work of the Wildlife Vets International team.  

Clare Ellis, Twycross Zoo Research and Conservation Coordinator

 

Booking…

This event must be booked in advance…

 

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