Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Joint meeting Sunday 21st October 2012, 2.30 – 7.00 pm 
at the Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Ave, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AH

Chairman: Simon Townso

2.30 – 3.00 Arrival and coffee/refreshments

3.00 – 3.40 Matthew Rendle (Zoological Society of London): ‘Breeding Tree Boas in Captivity’.

3.40 – 4.20 Richard Griffiths (Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent): ‘Chameleon Trade and Conservation in Madagascar’.

Short break and refreshments/informal session (see below)

Chairman: Colin Melsom

5.00 – 5.40 Doug Bell (Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, Cayman Islands): ‘Blue Iguana Recovery Programme – Captive Breeding and Release of Cyclura lewisi’.

5.40 – 6.20 Tell Hicks ‘Herpetology of the Galapagos Islands’.

6.20 -7.00 Further refreshments and an Open and Informal Session for members – Exhibition of captive bred animals and items/posters of herpetological interest (including science, books, art, photography). There will be limited space for up to 20 exhibits, plus the Thames & Chiltern herpetological shop for equipment/dry goods.  Members who would like space should contact Simon Townson (01438 219522 eves or s.townson@imperial.ac.uk) or Colin Melsom (01494 865088) eves or colinmelsom@sky.com) 

Amersham is easy to get to via J18 of the M25 or by tube/rail to Amersham station. Parking and entrance to the meeting are free.

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