Wednesday 17th October, 7:30pm
The World of Frogs:
Manchester Leaping into Action
Professor Amanda Bamford and Andrew Gray
Over the past 20 years Manchester Museum at The University of Manchester has been pioneering new ways to help conserve some of the rarest amphibians on the planet. Through establishing captive breeding programmes, student education, innovative public engagement activities, and community collaborations in Costa Rica and Panama, the University of Manchester has become an international flagship for amphibian conservation.
In their lecture Professor Amanda Bamford and Andrew Gray will talk about their international work, creating unique opportunities for teaching, conservation, and multi-disciplined research that has even included the recognition of new species to science.
Professor Amanda Bamford FRSB is the co-Lead for Environmental Sustainability at University of Manchester and chair of the University’s Living Campus Group. She is also Teaching Lead for the Evolution and Genomic Sciences’ Division in Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. Amanda’s interests encompass biodiversity, conservation and the impacts of climate change, air and water pollution.
Andrew Gray is a wildlife conservationist, teacher, and professional zoologist specialising in amphibians. He is Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, where he has established ‘The Vivarium’, a live collection of tropical amphibians displayed and maintained for conservation purposes. He has described new species, rediscovered species previously considered extinct, and established international conservation programmes for ensuring critically endangered species do not become extinct in the future.
10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders
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