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

We have moved our free Conservation Lecture series online.


Thursday 14 October 2021, 6pm-7:30pm live on Zoom: 

The Summit for Nature: Why it matters, and what you should know

We are delighted to welcome Dr Simon Stuart, Executive Director of A Rocha to give our 2021 online Keynote Conservation Lecture.

Over the last 20 years, the world’s governments have met on several occasions to agree on lofty goals to save the previous biodiversity on our planet. And each time the goals have not been achieved – worthy intentions have not been matched with political commitment. We continue to lose wild species and natural ecosystems at an unprecedented rate, and time is running out to turn the tide. In April/May 2022, the governments are meeting again to agree a new, ambitious plan for biodiversity. How can we make sure that we don’t fail nature again? What do we need to do about it?

Dr Stuart is a former BZS Trustee, a former head of Synchronicity Earth and is currently the Executive Director of A Rocha Foundation. His timely talk about global biodiversity conservation will take place around the vitally important COP26 meetings in Glasgow and COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity.

To attend this online talk, please book your tickets via Eventbrite and make a voluntary donation if you can. All donations will contribute towards prizes for our Alumni Awards.

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

The Secret Life of the Forest: How Bristol Zoological Society uses camera traps to save wildlife
Dr Mark Abrahams

The importance of local communities for a sustainable future for Amazonia
João Vitor Campos-Silva, President of Instituto Juruá

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