24 Aug (Tue): “Turtles Towards Extinction: How late are we? Is it too late?”

“Is it enough to be breeding animals and learning about them in the zoos and aquariums? Or should future steps endeavour to not only breed them but reintroduce them into the wild?” These and other issues will be discussed at the Multidisciplinary Forum & Turtle Release@Big Sister Island: “Turtles Towards Extinction: How late are we? Is it too late?”. Plus the event includes a field trip to tag and release hawksbill turtles at Big Sisters Island!

This forum, moderated by Professor Peter Ng with panelists from Japan, USA and Singapore will share their thoughts on turtle conservation issues and will welcome questions from the Forum participants.

The talks include:

  • “Turtles Towards Extinction: How late are we? Is it too late?” by Professor Peter Ng
  • “Battle to Save Turtle Populations (Part 1): Captive Breeding at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium” by Dr Tomomi Saito
  • “Battle to Save Turtle Populations (Part 2): Turtle Migration Study” Dr George Balazs & Mr Marc Rice
  • “Turtles, Shrimps and Beyond: A Trade and Environmental Rule” Associate Professor Simon Tay

Other members of the panel include Professor Leo Tan and Mr Anthony Chang.

Your questions and inputs are important to Turtle Conservation. Underwater World Singapore cordially invites you to join us at this Forum and to engage our passionate panel in this important discussion. Forum participants will also have the opportunity to witness the Hawksbill Turtle Tag and Release at Big Sister Island. The preliminary results will be presented at COP 10 (Tenth Meeting of the Convention of the Parties governing the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.) n Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.

As places are limited, please RSVP by 13 August 2010 with your full name and contact number to Ho Xin Jie hoxinjie@uws.hawpar.com (65) 6279 9218.

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