Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures according to Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008–2010.
Where: The Clifton Pavilion, College Road, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
When: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Timings: 10.30am – Arrival, tea & coffee available.
11am – Welcome by Dr Jo Gipps, Director, Bristol Zoo Gardens
11am – Dr Russell Mittermeier introduces the list of endangered primates.
11.20am - Prof Anthony Rylands describes some species from the list.
11.35am - Q&A session for guests and the media
11.45am – press interview opportunities.
· Dr Russell Mittermeier, Chair IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and President, Conservation International;
· Dr Jo Gipps, Director, Bristol Zoo Gardens and Chair, Conservation & Sustainability Committee of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA);
· Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Head of Research at Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (who co-edited the report)
· Dr Simon Stuart, Chair IUCN Species Survival Commission
· Prof. Anthony Rylands, deputy chair of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group
Full press packs, with images, will be available on the day or on email by request.
To RSVP or request a press pack, please contact Bristol Zoo’s press office:
Lucy Parkinson, T: 0117 974 7306, E: email@example.com
Vanessa Hollier, T: 0117 974 7309, E: firstname.lastname@example.org