Our annual symposium

British Wildlife Conservation in Action

Join us for a day of talks* about British Wildlife Conservation and hear about the frontline conservation work and innovative techniques being used to protect our native species.

You'll hear all about our current UK wildlife activities and how you can get involved.

The event is a real must for anyone interested in wildlife conservation!

Date: Saturday 10 May 2014 

Time: 10.30am until 5pm

Location: Chester Zoo's Lecture Theatre (free parking)

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Our speakers include:

Our guest host is TV wildlife presenter, veterinary surgeon and Act for Wildlife patron Steve Leonard

Roisin Campbell-Palmer, Conservation Manager at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland: Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan

Dr Michael Leach, Wildlife author and photographer: British Owls

Aline Denton, Vincent Wildlife Trust - MISE project Officer: Conservation of native mammals through participation and innovation

Ian Hughes, project coordinator for the Barberry Highways Project, and Richard Hewitt (Chester Zoo Horticulture Team): Increasing the range of the rare Barberry Carpet Moth

Dominic Dyer, Badger Trust and Care for the Wild: UK badger conflict

Sarah Bird, Biodiversity Officer at Chester Zoo: Amazing UK wildlife at Chester Zoo, our new nature reserve, dormouse discoveries and more!

Dr Patrick Pomeroy, Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews: Seal sky spy

 

Tickets

Price

Price per person 

£24 

 Members, students, concessions
and BIAZA members

£18.50


Price includes free entry to the zoo at lunchtime.

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This event is open to Chester Zoo members and non-members. Tickets** are £18.50 for Chester Zoo members, students, concessions and BIAZA members, and £24 for others.

Due to the popularity of this event advanced booking is required.

If you have any questions about this event please email conservation@chesterzoo.org

* Please note: the programme may change due to unforeseen circumstances

** Ticket price also includes tea/coffee/biscuits at refreshment breaks in the Lecture Theatre. Free entry into the zoo at lunch time is included – lunch is not provided but please do visit the zoo’s cafes and restaurants, where you’ll find a great selection of food and drinks available for purchase. There are also picnic facilities available in the zoo.

There are two options for lunch time:

Option 1 - Free entry into the zoo – lunch is not provided but please do visit the zoo’s cafes and restaurants, where you’ll find a great selection of food and drinks available for purchase. There are also picnic facilities available in the zoo if you wish to bring your own packed lunch.

Option 2 – Visit to Chester Zoo’s new Nature Reserve which opens to the public in May 2014. If you wish to take up this option, please ensure you bring a packed lunch with you as there are no catering facilities at the nature reserve. Please also dress appropriately in case of bad weather.

*** Any funds raised from this event will go towards our Act for Wildlife campaign with 100% of funds going towards field conservation projects