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MEG Winter Lecture Series

When:

Mon 12 Jun 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Moon Coromandel, 24 Wharf Rd, Coromandel, The Coromandel

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: cs_sanspeur

Winter Lecture Series with guest speakers. Dr Chris Lalas from Penguin Rescue, Moeraki, North Otago.

Penguin Rescue is a charitable trust created to intensively manage a population of endangered yellow-eyed penguins.

Chris will cover a variety of topics outlining the pleasures and frustrations of conservation management. Chris is a scientist who has been involved here for 35 years at Moeraki. His specialties here are population dynamics, diet, plant propagation, chainsaws, and battling weeds, bureaucrats and bozos.

Chris will cover a variety of topics outlining the pleasures and frustrations of conservation management:
- Motivations for involvement by volunteers
- Saving species versus saving ecosystems
- Facts versus beliefs
- Experience versus knowledge
- Competition for funds among NGOs
- Conflicts in judging success
- Cost-effectiveness of management practices
- Regular assessments of progress
- Adopting changes
- Disturbance by tourists
- Relevance of land ownership
- Ensuring the succession of personnel

Warm fire, warm drinks.