RZSS Talk Tonight @ 7pm!

Our last talk of the semester is from RZSS’s Dr Alex Ball who runs their WildGenes Programme. Learn about how their Edinburgh zoo-based genetics lab is saving endangered animals both here in Scotland and around the globe!

“At RZSS WildGenes we conduct cutting-edge conservation genetic and genomic research on a large range of threatened taxa. Our laboratory facilities are based at Edinburgh Zoo and our projects centre on in-situ monitoring, ex-situ management, reintroduction management and control of the illegal wildlife trade.

We work alongside government agencies, conservation charities and zoos across the world to deliver data, advice, training and capacity building. We are pioneering the use of genomic techniques such as ddRAD to generate high resolution data for conservation and we specialise in the analysis of non-invasive, and difficult to work with sample types.We work on any species or in any geographical locality where we feel there is a conservation need for genetic data.”

Zoom detailsTime: Dec 3, 2020 07:00 PM London
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https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/j/5386280762
Meeting ID: 538 628 0762
Hope you can join us!

Born Free Talk Tonight @ 7pm

Ian Redmond OBE, Born Free’s Senior Wildlife Consultant will be giving a talk for the Born Free foundation about his experience as a reluctant volunteer!

“Ian is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants; he has been a wildlife consultant with Born Free since1986. Having authored books, articles, reports and scientific papers Ian is currently part of a team developing virtual reality as a tool for conservation education”

Delve into the past 40 years of Ian’s international career and the species and individuals he has encountered along the way.

He has done some very amazing things in his career that I think you are definitely going to want to come along to hear!