A conversation with Dr Glyn Young, Conservation Biologist with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust an international charity working globally towards saving species from extinction. Glyn has been heavily involved with, for example, conservation of the Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata – but in Talking Naturally 17 we talk about the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch Camarhynchus heliobate and Floreana Mockingbird Mimus trifasciatus (and debunk a certain myth about Dodos and the tambalacoque).
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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust:
Gerald Durrell started out with a vision to create a stationary ark, a reservoir in which animals in need of protection could be kept and bred. Today, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, headquartered in Jersey, has made a difference to more than 30 endangered species worldwide, and continues to maintain a record unparalleled by any organisation of its size. Durrell today works in some of the most threatened environments on the planet and has over 50 active field projects in 14 countries around the world, with a focus on critically endangered species and highly threatened island ecosystems.
- Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust website – http://www.durrell.org/
- The Charles Darwin Foundation – http://www.darwinfoundation.org/
- Galápagos National Park – http://galapagospark.org/
- Article on Madagascar Pochard – http://www.talking-naturally.co.uk/saving-madagascar-pochard/
- Article on Floreana Mockingbird – http://www.talking-naturally.co.uk/floreana-mockingbird/
- Article on Mangrove Finch – http://www.talking-naturally.co.uk/mangrove-finch-rarest-darwins-finches/
If you would like to donate to the crucial work that Durrell does on the Galapagos please a) go to http://www.durrell.org/How-to-help/Donate/ and state in the Donation Reference field that it is for the Floreana Mockingbirds or b) go directly to Natalie Ranise at Natalie.Ranise@durrell.org or Tel 00 44 (0)1534 860013. Thankyou.
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