Galapagos Day 2018
Conservation innovations and breakthroughs
Oct 10 2018
Join Galapagos Conservation Trust for an evening of lectures exploring the conservation breakthroughs and innovations happening in the Galapagos Islands. Hear from experts about how cutting-edge science and technology is helping us to conserve the unique wildlife of Galapagos from tracking Galapagos giant tortoise hatchlings from space to using the latest camera technology.
Our first speaker will be Ellie Mackay, Mission Director of The Plastic Tide. This summer Ellie joined GCT Chief Executive Sharon Johnson, and our partners from the Galapagos Science Center and the Galapagos National Park to trial plastic surveys using drone technology. Ellie will reveal whether the surveys were successful, show exclusive footage of what the surveys revealed, and talk about the potential to roll this out across the world.
Our second speaker will be Diego Ellis Soto from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. Diego joined
the Institute after working with Steve Blake on the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme. He will be talking about the ICARUS initiative which is trialling cutting-edge satellite tags designed for small animals to understand their behaviour, movement and life histories, including the giant tortoise hatchlings found in Galapagos!
Donít miss the latest photography displays from Falmouth Universityís Marine and Natural History Photography students and the winners from our 2018 Galapagos Photography Competition. In addition there will be a drinks reception, stalls to peruse and many like-minded people to chat to.
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Event Contact Details
GCT Communications Team
28 Portland Place , London. W1B 1LY
020 7399 7440