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Author:  Clara [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Anyone going to this Tort Conference?

Just saw this and wondered if anyone was planning to go? I would love to but I won't be able to be in UK then. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to share anything interesting afterwards please or stuff from the previous two for discussion here. Thoughts on the speakers would be good too.

Many thanks,
Clara

Tortoise Welfare UK
Tortoise Welfare UK would like to invite you to their third Tortoise Conference
‘Latest ideas in modern tortoise keeping’
Improving standards for captive Chelonians in the UK
Kindly supported by Colchester Zoo
Sunday 8th November 2015
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL
10am - 4pm (6 CPD hours)
John Chitty: BVetMed, CertZooMed, CBiol, MSB, MRCVS, Anton Vets: will be presenting the latest methods in Chelonian treatment as well as highlighting case studies and the future of Chelonian medicine.
Zoe Bryant: London Zoo ZSL reptile team member will be joining us to talk about their conservation and welfare work relating to Chelonia including enclosure design, studies and species enrichment.
Frances Baines: MA VetMB MRCVS: Frances is a retired vet and specialist in UVB
light. Frances will be talking about the latest research and findings in relation to the use of UV light in captivity, and proposing constructive methods for keeping Chelonian species in the UK today.
Victor Loehr: Victor will be joining us from the Netherlands to speak about the latest conservation and welfare efforts with the European Studbook Foundation. Victor will be talking about how ESF is working to maintain genetic diversity in reptiles. He will also be touching on his research with Homopus (Padloper Tortoise) in South Africa.
Jane Williams: MA BSc MSc Jane organises and runs Tortoise South East and has been involved in Chelonian welfare for over 35 years. Jane will be talking about Chelonian history in the UK as well as the latest results of her research into keeping tortoises in Britain.
Steve Morton: Herbiseed Wildflower Specialist - Tortoise Diets: Latest developments in natural diet feeding, the benefits, barriers and possible solutions.
Ed Pirog: Keeper and chelonia welfare worker will be showing unseen images of United States Chelonia keeping. Comparing outdoor environments in USA and the UK
£40 per person
Pre-book only, (inclusive of refreshments and lunch)
For more details see booking form on website or to reserve your place, please email: bookings@tortoisewelfare.co.uk or telephone: 01692 402687
HOTEL: We’ve planned a special hotel rate (bed and breakfast) USE CODE: TORT071115 when booking www.marksteyhotel.co.uk Telephone: 01206 210 001
ICE-BREAKER MEAL: If you would like to join the ice-breaker meal at the Marks Tey Hotel from 7.30pm on Saturday 7th November. £12 payable on night. Telephone: 01206 210 001
www.tortoisewelfare.co.uk
PLEASE SHARE
Author:  Bigjoe [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:30 pm ]
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I'm planning on going for the weekend Clara
Joe
Author:  lilacdragon [ Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:01 pm ]
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I'm one of the speakers, and I'm meeting Joe there, and (spoiler alert!! :P ) together we are planning to demonstrate the Tortoise Trust's work on UV-transmitting plastic sheeting and DIY UV-transmitting shelters!
Author:  Tortoise Trust [ Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:25 pm ]
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Thank you very much, Frances!

:lol:

I'd be there if I could, but all the eggs are hatching right now, and any injured tortoises rescued earlier in the year are going "back home"... FREEDOM again!
Author:  Tortoise Trust [ Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:17 pm ]
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Best part of the job.

No worries about "will they get the right diet"?

Will they get enough UVB?

Will the temperatures be OK?

Image

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They are a long way from any road.. a long way from humans... whatever fate has in store for them, I am sad and happy to see them on their way at the same time.
Author:  Bigjoe [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:13 am ]
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Excellent work Andy
Author:  Clara [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:18 pm ]
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Brilliant! I love the pictures Andy and it must be so satisfying to release your wards back into their natural habitat.

I would so like to have met you both at the conference Frances and Joe - I'm sure that your presentation will be well received.

Clara
Author:  Tracy33 [ Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:48 pm ]
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Very good work Andy . :D
Author:  Avatar [ Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:09 am ]
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Nice job! Keep it up! ;)
Author:  Sue Doxat [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:34 pm ]
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I would be interested in attending, is anybody going from Portsmouth area to car share perhaps.
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