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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Talk: Stories from the Field, the quest to save our native crayfish, with Bristol Zoo Gardens

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

Taking place live on Zoom, every fortnight one of the Bristol Zoo Gardens 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.

On 24th June, join Jen Nightingale - our UK Conservation Manager - live on Zoom as she shares her stories from the field, or in this case... stories from our English rivers!

In a quest to halt the decline of the Endangered white-clawed crayfish – the UK’s only native freshwater crayfish - the Bristol Zoological Society teamed up with other conservation experts over a decade ago and formed the South West Crayfish Partnership.

This partnership is a ‘tour de force’ in helping to conserve this elusive crustacean, an ecosystem engineer of our freshwater habitats and an important part of our English heritage.

Jen will explain how a group of experts came together to work out how to save a species and will discuss the different ways they have worked in partnership to ensure that this keynote species remains part of our aquatic ecosystems for future generations to enjoy.

How to join:

To join this talk, please click the following link:

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.

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