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8th May 2006: "Lonesome George - Conserving rare species"

In 1971 a giant tortoise somewhere between 60 and 200 years old was discovered on the Galapagan island of Pinta, which used to be a stopping point for sailors, pirates and seal hunters. He appears to be the final member of a species, and has been nicknamed 'Lonesome George'. Now efforts are being focused on finding a way for George to reproduce, so that his species may be resurrected.

Dr. Henry Nicholls is a scientist with a deep interest in the issues of conservation. He will use the story of Lonesome George to kick off a discussion of how we preserve endangered species such as those in the Galapagos.

Come along and join us at 7pm in Blackwells Main Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford.
No ticket, no booking, no scientific background required.

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