Join us on Monday 10 July 2017, 6.15pm – 7.30pm at the Dalhousie Building
Tony Martin, Professor of Animal Conservation at the University of Dundee and former Director of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project, will then present a lecture entitled Reclaiming South Georgia. Tony will tell the story of how a small Dundee-based charity, the South Georgia Heritage Trust, is carrying out the world’s largest rodent eradication operation on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, a UK Overseas Territory. To date (with assistance from US non-profit Friends of South Georgia Island) the charity has raised £7.5m for this operation, which aims to save the endemic South Georgia pipit and allow millions of seabirds to reclaim their ancestral home after two centuries of domination by rats and mice. With baiting completed in 2015, all involved are now anxiously awaiting results from an upcoming comprehensive survey to discover whether the operation was a complete success. It’s looking good so far!
The working session on this topic on Thursday evening (6.05 pm in Room 2F11, Dalhousie Building), will use a draft document under development, which you can download by clicking here. A few printed copies will be available for the work groups, but if you think you might be interested to contribute, a prior scan through the draft could help focus your thoughts — as you’ll see, there’s still plenty to do!
Thanks and hoping to see you at the session
Alan Tye (IUCN)
Several exciting excursions have been organised for Wednesday, July 12th – a day deliberately left free of plenary sessions. Spaces are limited, and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. To look at what’s on offer, and book your place, click on the TOURS tab of this website.
WHEN AND WHERE
Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July, 2017
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
University of Dundee