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2017 EVENT: Sand, sea and sky - the natural history of the Chagos Archipelago

This event is now fully booked! 

Sand, sea and sky - the natural history of the Chagos Archipelago 

Join us on the 21st January, 10.30am - 4pm, for a fun filled day. Learn about the Chagos Archipelago and visit the Chagos reef tank at the London Zoo aquarium. 


CCT AGM 10.30 - 11.00am

Refreshments 11.00am - 12.00pm

CCT event 12.00pm - 4pm

12.00pm - Welcome

12.10pm - Professor John Turner, Bangor University, The natural history of the Chagos Archipelago

12.30pm - Professor Nick Graham, Lancaster University, From wing to fin: seabirds enhance fish productivity on Chagossian reefs

12.50pm - Dr David Jacoby, Institute of Zoology, Connecting Chagos: how movement and social networks inform shark conservation in BIOT

1.10pm - Pop-up stalls and Chagos reef tank visits

·      Visit London Zoo’s Chagos reef tank with aquarium team leader Rachel Jones, ZSL

·      Talk with Nigel Wenban-Smith, the author of Chagos: A History

·      Dive deep amongst the Corals of Chagos with Professor Charles Sheppard, CCT

·      Explore the Chagos Islands' vegetation with Justin Moat, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

·      Learn about Chagos' threatened plant species with Sara Barrios, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

2.40pm - Dr Colin Clubbe, Royal Botanic Gardens KewThe plant life of the Chagos Islands

3.00pm - Dr Ronan Roche, Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, Bangor University, The secret life of Chagos corals