Stories from the Field An online conservation lecture series from Bristol Zoological Society

We are moving our free Conservation Lecture series online.

Every fortnight one of our conservation scientists will share their “Stories from the Field”, giving you a look at the reality of doing conservation work in some of the world’s most biodiverse places.


6pm, Wednesday 9 June 2021
The Secret Life of the Forest: How Bristol Zoological Society uses camera traps to save wildlife

Bristol Zoological Society conservationists use hidden, motion-activated cameras (called "camera traps") to take photos of wildlife in several of our projects. Camera traps are an amazing tool to help us study wildlife in ways that would not be possible only using human observers. Photos taken by camera traps can help us to understand the behaviour, abundance and distribution of many species in their natural habitats. They also help us to work with the human communities who live side-by side with wildlife. 

For this year's Festival of Nature, the Bristol Zoological Society invites you to join us for an interactive online conservation lecture helping us to search through the newest images collected from our Equatorial Guinea project, and discover the incredible wildlife that lives within the forest. Please register for this free talk via Eventbrite.

Please note: For these lectures, we will provide a link to a Zoom meeting. If you have never used Zoom before, we recommend that you try the link 10 minutes before the start of the lecture. This will prompt you to download the Zoom software. We will also stream it live on Facebook.

During the lecture, please keep your microphone muted. There will be time for questions at the end of the lecture.

Catch up with our previous Stories from the Field: 

The gentle giants of Equatorial Guinea: conserving Monte Alén’s western lowland gorillas.
Dr Grainne McCabe.

They are what they eat: understanding the plight of the African penguin.
Dr Ali Cotton.

Finding the forest spirits: the search for lemur leaf frogs in Costa Rica.
Dr Tim Bray.

How to care for a bleeding heart: Conservation effort in the Philippines.
Dr Daphne Kerhoas.

A Decade of Decapods: the quest to save our native crayfish from extinction.
Jen Nightinghale.

From blue-eyed lemurs to blue-eyed ibis: conserving the unique wildlife of northwestern Madagascar.
Dr Amanda Webber.
Find answers to some of the questions asked during this lecture here.

Save our bacon: Husbandry and conservation of the Critically Endangered Visayan warty pig in the Philippines
Shanika Ratnayake

Spotting giraffes in Northern Cameroon
Caspian Johnson

Brain-training in the Zoo: Linking Animal Cognition, Behaviour and Welfare
Dr Fay Clark

Horror Stories from the Field: Motley misadventures, mishaps, maladies and misfortunes
Dr Mark Abrahams

The Search for the Red Girl
Brian Zimmerman

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