Threats to endangered birds and reptiles
Wednesday 30 October 7:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Royal Geographical Society, London
Join Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) for an evening exploring the threats affecting some of Galapagos’ most endangered, and iconic, birds and reptiles. The event will be hosted by renowned wildlife expert and award-winning writer Mark Carwardine, who will highlight the urgent need to protect the Archipelago from a range of threats.
This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Quasar Expeditions and Bespoke Hotels. Speakers will include GCT partner Juan Pablo Muñoz-Pérez who will be sharing his research on plastic pollution and marine vertebrates, including Galapagos green turtles, GCT partner Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral who will explore the challenges of reintroducing locally extinct species such as the Floreana mockingbird and Galapagos land iguanas, back to their original islands. Finally, Sophia Cooke will talk about the impact of invasive species on species such as Darwin’s finches.
Don’t miss our 2019 Galapagos Photography Competition display featuring this year’s winners. In addition there will be a drinks reception, stalls to peruse and many like-minded people to chat to.
Tickets are £20 (£15 for students). You can buy them here or by calling the GCT office on 020 7399 7440.
How to find the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,
London, SW7 2AR
You can reach the RGS from:
South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines) – a 10 to 15 minute walk up Exhibition Road
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) – a 15 minutes walk along Kensington Road
Lancaster Gate (Central Line) – a 15 to 20 minute walk across Hyde Park
There are several bus routes which stop outside or within the vicinity of the RGS building including routes 9, 10, 52, 360 and 452.
There are no car parking facilities at RGS.
From London Heathrow Airport
You can take the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington. Allow at least an hour for this journey.
From London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Express train service to London Victoria station. You can then take the Circle or District Line to South Kensington.