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

We have moved our free Conservation Lecture series online.


More info coming soon!

Wednesday 27 July at 6 pm live on Zoom

The lecture will be presented by Dr Prishani Vengetas BVSc MRCVS, Wildlife Recovery Project Coordinator and Veterinarian at WWF-Australia. Her work with Regenerate Australia focuses on the rehabilitation and restoration of wildlife and habitats and the future-proofing of Australia against climate disasters. The lecture will cover Australia’s bushfires, its impact on wildlife, and the conservation actions being taken in response. 

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. During the lecture, please keep your microphone muted. There will be time for questions at the end. Please note: There is a 500 person limit on the Zoom call, however we will also be streaming the talk live on Facebook.

How to join: Click here to join this talk.

Catch up with our previous Stories from the Field:

Regenerating Australia: Koalas, Conservation and Climate Change

Dr Prishani Vengetas BVSc MRCVS

Fantastic Freshwater: why river, lake and wetland species are slipping through the net

Michael Edmondstone, Shoal

Seychelles, sounds and science: New frogs from an Old World

Dr Jim Labisko

Inspiring People: Forgotten Freshwater – an international perspective

Brian Zimmerman, Bristol Zoological Society’s Director of Conservation and Science

Conservation and the community: a Bristol Story

Neil Green

White rhinoceros: past and future conservation success.

Dr Samuel Penny

Africa’s Wild Dogs, a Survival Story: how this endangered species is overcoming its challenges.
Jocelin Kagan

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

The Summit for Nature: Why it matters, and what you should know
Dr Simon Stuart, Executive Director of A Rocha

Now’s your last chance to visit before the Zoo’s last day 03.09.22

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Now’s your last chance to visit before the Zoo’s last day 03.09.22