Monday, September 22, 2008

A London symposium

Symposium on the Global Amphibian Extinction Crisis

The Linnean Society, with Professor Gordon McGregor Reid of the North of England Zoological Society and Dr Lesley Dickie of the Zoological Society of London, are organising a one day symposium on the above topic on 6th November 2008 at the Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

The programme points out that “The world’s amphibians are facing an uncertain future. Up to a third are threatened with extinction, while half of all species are in decline. While the majority of threats to frogs and their relatives are well documented in other species a recently identified amphibian specific fungal disease, Batrachochytrium dendrobatadis (Bd), is the most immediate driver of amphibian extinction globally. This symposium will detail the declines and possible solutions."

All Linnean Society meetings are open to the public as well as members of the organisation. Registration is £25 (£15 for students) and includes the program, lunch and coffee/tea breaks.

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