SHARK TALES FROM THE CONSERVATION FRONT-LINE

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Event details

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A double bill of talks from shark experts Colin Speedie and Paul Cox
• The Basking Shark: yesterday, today and the future.
Hunted almost to extinction in the Northeast Atlantic, this iconic species seen around our south-west shores, is now highly protected. Numbers may finally be increasing following intensive research, protection measures and the cessation of hunting. Colin will guide us through the world of the basking shark as seen through the eyes of a field researcher - is this a conservation success story or a flash in the pan?

• A Positive Future for Sharks.
Sharks and rays are amongst the largest, most charismatic and fascinating of marine animals. They are also one of the most threatened groups of vertebrates. The Shark Trust is the UK charity dedicated to safeguarding the future of global shark populations through positive change. Paul will introduce us to the work of the Trust, to the current state of play in shark conservation and discuss why maintaining a positive outlook is so important to conservation.

Organised by Falmouth Marine Conservation group
 

Venue location

The Poly in Falmouth town, 24 Church Street, Falmouth,
Cornwall,
TR11 3EG

Event information

Book by email
info@falmouthmarineconservation.co.uk
Date
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Price / Donation
£5 per person booked through The Poly
Audience
Children
Suitable for All Ages
Category
Marine
Trust
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Venue location
The Poly in Falmouth town, 24 Church Street, Falmouth,
Cornwall,
TR11 3EG
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Contact details
info@falmouthmarineconservation.co.uk
Falmouth Marine Conservation group