Victoria - Lunch and Talk with Michelle Cooper

Victoria - Lunch and Talk with Michelle Cooper

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Australia (Victoria) Inc
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12.30pm AEDT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

'When you hear the last ever recorded call of a species lost forever, it gives you goose bumps. Especially if you know that something could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Extinction may be a natural process, but as humanity continues to live beyond our ecological boundaries, the impacts are being felt across the natural world.'

At the Society's lunch on Wednesday, 21 February Michelle Cooper, who has worked across zoos and aquaria, spanning a range of roles from zoo keeper to educator, interpretation manager and grants manager; will give a talk on 'Fighting Extinciont: A Zoo-based approach to conservaiton.  

In 2015 Michelle was the first zoo-based applicant enrolled in the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Since returning to Melbourne she has been Acting General Manager Threatened Species for the past 12 months at Zoos Victoria.

Members are most welcome to bring along guests, the more the better.

Booking information

Please use the link below to advise Peter Baines if you are attending, please include the names of any guest(s) who will be coming with you.



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