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Annual Symposium 4th Annual Symposium and PSGB Winter Meeting – 1 December 2011


1 December 2011 (Thu)





4th Annual Symposium and PSGB Winter Meeting – 1 December 2011

"Gardeners of the Forest"


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Primate Ecology and Forest Conservation - Online registration


The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation has selected Primate Ecology and Forest Conservation as the topic for this year’s symposium, which will be held jointly with the Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB).  In particular, the symposium will aim to bring together experts on both primate and forest conservation, to assess the role of primates for ecosystem functions and forest regeneration, as well as the nature and speed of global deforestation, and to explore how appropriate species conservation programmes and alternative land management practices can go hand in hand to preserve primate populations and their forest ecosystems.

2011 is the UN International Year of Forests, celebrating the central role of people in the sustainable development of the world’s forests. In addition, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Ape Campaign is currently aiming to raise awareness of apes, the issues they face and the need for urgent action to secure their survival.  The symposium will serve to reinforce the message that forests are vital to the survival and wellbeing of people everywhere.  Special emphasis will be placed on apes and the potential role of zoos in helping to mitigate the effects of forest clearance and the demise of primate populations.


Invited speakers include:

Prof. Jörg Ganzhorn (Hamburg University)

Prof. Vernon Reynolds (University of Oxford)

Dr. Susan Cheyne (University of Oxford)

Dr. Helen Chatterjee (University College London)

Dr. David Chivers (University of Cambridge)

Dr Amanda H. Korstjens (Bournemouth University)

The one-day symposium will be held in the Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens, starting at 9.45 am and finishing at 5.30 pm. Registration fees are £70 per person, £55 for PSGB members, £40 for student non PSGB members and £25 for student PSGB members. These prices include a buffet-style lunch as well as coffee/tea breaks between the sessions and entry to Bristol Zoo Gardens. A list of accommodation in Bristol is available on request.

For further information, to find out how to submit a poster presentation abstract or to register please click on the following PDF links:

Please note that an online payment system will also be set up shortly, so please check back soon for updates.  If you have any queries please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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