Posted by : boris

Coming up: a two day conference hosted by the European Turtle Alliance!

Coming up: a two day conference at Writtle University College, Chelmsford, UK on 11 & 12 November 2023 hosted by the European Turtle Alliance. For members of the European Studbook Foundation you can use the discount code: ESF-ETA when purchasing tickets for the event. Visit the website of the European Turtle Alliance to learn more about the event.

Provisional conference speakers:

  • Boris Berlijn, Chair, European Studbook Foundation – ‘Conservation breeding in Europe’
  • Eleanor Tirtasana Chubb, Chair, Tortoise Welfare UK – ‘Welfare and conservation: changing populations of Chelonia in the UK’
  • Dr. Shannon Diruzzo, Veterinarian, Turtle Island – ‘Developments in Chelonian medicine’
  • Dani Kilroy, Qualified Keeper, Marwell Zoo – ‘Introducing the new glasshouse habitat and Chelonia at Marwell Zoo’
  • Dr. Peter Praschag, Chair, Turtle Island – ‘Challenges of breeding endangered turtles’
  • Matt Rendle, Chair, Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses – ‘Improving Chelonia participation and knowledge’
  • Colin Stevenson, Head of Education, Crocodiles of the World – ‘Hatching Galapagos tortoises in the UK’
  • Job Stumpel, Veterinarian, Emmen Zoo – ‘Captive care and breeding Vietnamese black-breasted leaf turtle Geoemyda spengleri and the Japanese leaf turtle Geoemyda japonica’
  • Dr. David Williams, Veterinarian, Royal Veterinary College – ‘Reptile Ophthalmology’
  • Jane Williams, Founder, Tortoise South East – ‘Changes in welfare and conservation legislation’
  • Tom Wells, Research Coordinator, European Turtle Alliance – ‘European Turtle Alliance graduate grants for Chelonia research’