Thursday, April 20 • 13:00 - 14:00
The Galapagos giant tortoise: Delivering outreach to inspire tomorrow’s conservation ambassadors

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Tortoise and turtles have a unique way of engaging people and the Galapagos giant tortoises are one of the most popular animals at London Zoo. We will showcase how we use the amazing Galapagos giant tortoise, a true keystone species, to engage different audiences with conservation in the Galapagos Islands, here in the UK via our partnership with ZSL London Zoo and internationally through our partnership network and educational bilingual website ‘Discovering Galapagos’.

From engaging the local farming community in new research on potential tortoise-human conflicts to working with teachers, students and youth clubs to study tortoise migrations and their role in seed dispersal, we have many lessons to share for others looking to maximise their impact of conservation outreach and look forward to chatting with you soon!

Equipment: Table for activities, screen for looping presentation/ animation, boards (+ pins/ velcro) for resource examples


Jen Jones

Projects Manager, Galapagos Conservation Trust
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Clare Simm

Communications and Marketing Officer, Galapagos Conservation Trust
I'm responsible for the Galapagos Conservation Trust's (GCT) communications and marketing. GCT is the only charity in the UK that solely raises awareness and funds for conservation in the Galapagos Islands, focusing on science, conservation, education and sustainability. We work with... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 BST
South Cloister Barry Building, Ground Floor

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