BVZS Visit Port Lympne April 2011

BVZS Visit Port Lympne April 2011

Vetark stand at Port Lympne

Even better than last time!

BVZS had a very well attended meeting at Port Lympne near Ashford in Kent. Professor John Cooper introduced Plenary Speaker Dr.Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka who has done so much pioneering work in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda. She is now working with Conservation through Public Health - working with villagers who interact with gorillas to minimise disease transfer in either way. Dr.Gladys was an inspirational speaker.
See www.wcs-ahead.org/bios/bio_kalemazikusoka.html.

The rest of the meeting was terrific covering a huge range of topics in the wonderful setting of Port Lympne. This was a standout meeting in a superb setting, the work the zoo is doing breeding and reintroducing gorillas is fantastic.

Vetark is a main sponsor of BVZS and was very pleased to be involved.

This great group celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, with this meeting and one in Cheshire in November, see www.bvzs.org

Port Lympne

 

Peter Scott, Zena Scott, John Cooper, Margaret Cooper, Dr.Gladys Kalema, Noel Walker, Derek Lyon