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7pm - 8pm Thursday 8 April





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With one more decade to go until we reach our 100th birthday, we’re outlining our approach to conservation by setting some bold targets and sharing our road map for achieving them by 2031 – Our Conservation Masterplan.

Join us for an hour of discussion with some of the people leading our approach to preventing extinction through working with Populations, People, Policy, and Places for Wildlife, hosted by the BBC’s Science & Environment Correspondent, Victoria Gill. 

Attendance is completely free, and we’d absolutely love to hear your questions about our plan for the future. Do take the opportunity to ask a question in the sign-up link below, or talk to us directly on the night. 

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Simon Dowell  Science Director

Simon is responsible for developing and delivering our strategy to deliver conservation through science, research and education. At the centre of the Conservation Masterplan, he has integrated the spectrum of expertise, skills and vision across Chester Zoo into one united ambition. 

Meet Simon

Charlotte Smith Head of Conservation Education & Engagement

Charlotte is a leader in delivering conservation through engagement with People, and also heavily engaged in our work to influence educational Policy, with the aim to place conservation at the heart of school curricula. 

Meet Charlotte

Mike Jordan  Director of Collections

Mike sets the strategy for our living collection and oversees our ex-situ conservation work, guiding the direction of our breeding and propagation programmes for over 500 species of animals and more than 2000 plants. 

Meet Mike

About the host…

Victoria Gill is Science & Environment Correspondent for the BBC, with a rich career in science journalism and communication, she is an expert in delivering engaging and accessible science storytelling across the BBC’s multimedia outlets. 

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