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Old 10-09-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Tortoise welfare conference, 9 Nov 2013


Booked your place yet?

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Im all booked are you???
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Ill see if I can attend this one x
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Old 15-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Conference at Colchester Zoo brings hope for some of the world's most endangered
tortoises this November.

A conference organised by the Tortoise Welfare & Conservation Conference will take place at Colchester Zoo on 8th, 9th and 10th November. Due to loss of habitat, over collection for the pet trade and demand for local bush meat, many rare and beautiful turtles and tortoises that roam the planet face extinction within a decade without human intervention. Ryan Walker, specialist in Madagascan tortoises, will be speaking at the conference this November. Ryan will be giving a photo presentation of the plight of the unique Madagascan tortoises and sharing exclusive photographs taken from his three years of fieldwork. The talk is open to hobby conservationists and specialists alike.
Ryan’s talk is particularly special as it highlights Colchester Zoo’s three young Madagascan radiated Tortoises. It is hoped that this trio of customs seized tortoises from Hong Kong airport will help aid an international initiative to encourage captive assurance colonies, which may someday be releases back in to the wild. Exclusive speaker, Ross Kiester, chief scientist of American organisation The Turtle Conservancy, will be talking about the logistics of wild release and the current issues which surround illegal trafficking.
Other talks will include hospital reports and science research from the veterinary world, but in addition to speakers, practical information sessions for beginners and more advanced attendees in tortoise care and treatment has been scheduled to help share knowledge. "After a fun and successful first year with 130 people in attendance, we are proud to announce a new and improved second conference. We hope that practical days of learning and speakers such as Ryan Walker will encourage both professionals seeking experience and enthusiasts alike," says Eleanor Tirtasana.
The Tortoise Conference will take place at Colchester Zoo on the 8th, 9th and 10th November between 10.00 - 4.00pm and includes goodie bags, lunch and access to exclusive prizes in a fundraising raffle. Please note that pre booking is essential. To learn more about this event and book, please visit www.tortoisewelfare.co.uk or call 01692 402687.
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Old 16-10-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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As a side note Whats up with the scantily clad girl in the bubble

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Old 16-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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As a side note Whats up with the scantily clad girl in the bubble

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Danny,
You must need new glasses!
That is just a very beautiful Tortoise keeper here in the UK. I can assure you that she is wearing a very respectable dress in that picture and is up to nothing more than friendly enquiries about her precious tortoises.
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Old 23-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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Hello All, Still some spaces left for the Sat day of tortoise talks. I will now be speaking on 'Helping British Tortoises' as Ross from USA has had to postpone due to personal reasons. The goodie bags this year are shaping up as is our sponsored raffle

Conference Outline 2013 (Provisional)
Practical Approaches to Chelonian
Conservation & Welfare
Improving standards for captive Chelonians in the UK
‘Annual day of rare and engaging speakers, who will not fail to educate, inspire and captivate’

Kindly supported by Colchester Zoo
Confirmed Location: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL
10.00am till 4.30pm (6 CPD hours) Animal care sector and enthusiast

Programme
9.00 am Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10.00 am Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair, Venetia Rist
10.10 am Eleanor Tirtasana: ‘Helping the British Tortoise – Where are we with tortoise welfare in the UK, a year on?’

10.45 am Dr Richard Struijk: ‘Husbandry and captive breeding of Cuora picturata – an introduction to working with a rare and colourful Asian fresh water turtle’

11.20 am Morning Break
11.35 am Richard Fry: ‘Microchipping advances and chipping of reptiles – explaining the science and advantages behind tortoise microchipping’

12.15 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Dr Ryan Walker: ‘Madagascan Tortoise Conservation Crisis, field report including Ploughshare, Radiated and Spider Tortoises– Stunning images and work to save these unique and beautiful animals’

2.00 pm Dr David Williams: ‘The chelonian eye close up – Case studies and what they can teach us’

2.45 pm Afternoon tea
3.15 pm Iain Cope & Sarah Pellett: ‘New approaches to improving chelonian medicine – Working with UK keepers and groups to improve medicine’

3.45 pm Speaker’s question time / Raffle Draw
4.30 pm Close of conference
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Default Tortoise day - colchester zoo

More details and booking info at www.tortoisewelfare.co.uk
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Old 23-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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Photo Taster! photos here of last years conference https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9&type=1:wink:
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Saturday sign ups are picking up nicely. learnt a lot this year. Promotion information wasn't open enough to begin with, so many felt it wasn't for them. The reality is the day will have the same feel as last year with a good list of crazy speakers. Sessions are shorter this year to allow more questions for speakers, breaks and time to socialise. : )
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