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Good morning all,

My name is Celine and I am currently volunteering for the Galapagos Conservation Trust, helping with their Galapagos Day 2018. The event will take place on Wednesday 10 October from 6pm at the Royal Geographical Society, London.  

This year we will be exploring the exciting conservation breakthroughs and innovations happening in the Galapagos Islands. Our speakers will give insights into the cutting-edge science and technology that is helping us to conserve the unique wildlife and habitats of Galapagos.

We are very pleased to say that Dr Jorge Carrion, Director of the Galapagos National Park, will be talking about the technology they use to safeguard the Galapagos Marine Reserve from detrimental activities such as illegal fishing. 

You will also hear from Ellie Mackay, Mission Director of The Plastic Tide. This summer Ellie joined GCT Chief Executive Sharon Johnson, and our partners from the Galapagos Science Center and the Galapagos National Park, to trial plastic surveys using drones. She will explain how this state of the art technology will be used in the fight against plastic pollution across the Archipelago.

Also speaking will be Diego Ellis Soto from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, who works with the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme (GTMEP). He will be talking about how cutting-edge satellite tags and the International Space Station are helping conservationists to track endangered species, including newly emerged Galapagos giant tortoise hatchlings, in near real-time. 

In addition to our speakers, there will be a drinks reception and photography displays showcasing our 2018 photography competition, as well as photographs from Falmouth University students' recent trip to Galapagos. Tickets are priced at £30 or £15 for students. For full information and tickets, please see our event listing here: galapagosconservation.org.uk/event_listings/galapagos-day-2018/

As this is an awareness-raising event, we are keen to expand our guest list to outside of our current membership and supporters to educate as many people about these incredible Islands and their wildlife. As such, we would be most grateful if you could share this event with anyone you think might be interested in attending. Please find our event flyer here : galapagosconservation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fishing-Galapagos-Day-Post-card.png

Any help you could offer with this would be much appreciated and hopefully see you next week.

Kind regards,
Celine Gamble

To purchase tickets, please follow this link: galapagosconservation.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/621/Galapagos-Day-2018#!/
 
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