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SCBI Spring Lecture Series

April 24, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia
Category: Seminar

"Rescuing Reptiles in Myanmar — Evaluating and highlighting the successes of Turtle Survival Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society's Myanmar program with recommendations for the future" 

Speaker: Matt Evans, herpetologist and assistant curator, Smithsonian's National Zoo - Reptile Discovery Center

In Myanmar, turtles and tortoises are rapidly disappearing — the result of poaching and other threats. The good news: all hope is not lost for critically endangered turtles. Rescue facilities across the country, supported by the Turtle Survival Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society, are working to save these species from extinction. Thanks to a Friends of the National Zoo Round up for Conservation grant, Matt Evans, herpetologist and assistant curator at Smithsonian's National Zoo - Reptile Discovery Center, traveled to these facilities. He brought with him a host of supplies and husbandry expertise to help his colleagues improve the health and welfare of these endangered reptiles so they may be reintroduced back into the wild.

This lecture will take place in the SMSC Dining Hall.

Journey with Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals as they travel the globe to study and protect species and ecosystems. Share in their adventures during these free science lecture series. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so arrive early. Lectures take place at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

For more information on this lecture series, click here.

Additional dates:

April 30 | "The Elephants and Bees Project — Using Honey Bees as a Natural Deterrent for Crop-raiding Elephants," speaker: Dr. Lucy King, head of the elephant-human co-existence program, Save the Elephants

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