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RZSS Cat Conservation
Mon 5 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Join us for an intriguing night brought to you by Cafe Scientifique, focusing on the RZSS Cat Conservation programme, with David Barclay.
Cafe Scientifique is an open and informal forum for the public discussion of science and engineering! The cafe is committed to encouraging public engagement with science and engineering by hosting monthly Cafes in which expert speakers are discussing timely topics with an audience of non-specialists.
David Barclay is cat conservation project officer for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. With a BSc in Animal biology, FdSc in Advanced Zoo management and a 14 year career as a keeper with the RZSS, David has always been in the field of animal conservation, management and education. Whilst specialising in the management, captive breeding and conservation of cat species for the last eight years he has also coordinated the European endangered species programme (EEP), International studbook (ISB) and more recently taken over the coordination of the Scottish Wildcat studbook. In addition to this he is also a member of the Pallas’s cat working for Pallas’s cats and an active member of the European felid taxon advisory group.
Arrival: Please arrive via the members’ gate at 7pm. You will be directed to the Education centre from there. The talk will begin at 7.20pm.
Refreshments: refreshments will be available to purchase on arrival.